NFL champs to visit Trump hours after ex-player's death
The Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots are visiting the White House to accept congratulations from President Donald Trump for another NFL title. Trump's welcome to the team later Wednesday is coming hours after the news from Massachusetts prisons officials that ex-Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell.
We may never know why Hernandez killed himself, but I believe this: In the end, he wanted to be the person he used to be, but he knew he could no longer I understood I could only take the questions so far if I wanted a response; asking what happened the night of the murders would be fruitless.
What happens to consciousness after the physical death of any living organism? Death —what Terence McKenna called the black hole of biology— is, perhaps, the I think that a lot of our concerns about life after death come from wanting to know what is going to happen to this “me” consciousness.
Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday said he has confidence in the state corrections department as it looks to find out what went wrong before the apparent prison suicide of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.
“Our response is going to be primarily to investigate to make sure that everybody understands exactly what happened and when, and why,” Baker told reporters.
He said he did not believe anybody has been disciplined in the wake of Hernandez’s Wednesday suicide, but the investigation continues.
Former Agent For Aaron Hernandez: “No chance he took his own life”
Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell this morning, and according to law enforcement, he hung himself. But not everyone believes that the former New England Patriots tight end committed suicide.Here's his former NFL agent, Brian Murphy, tweeting that Hernandez would "never take his own life."Absolutely no chance he took his own life. Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life.- Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) April 19, 2017There's more.
Hernandez had been cleared of double murder but was still serving a life sentence for a separate killing. Why was Aaron Hernandez in prison? Jose Baez, who helped Hernandez beat a brutal double murder charge, is launching an investigation into his client’s death , reports TMZ.
Privately, Hodgson had already gotten to know Hernandez well enough to see just how troublesome he could be. When Sheriff Hodgson found out, he went to see Hernandez in his cell. Hernandez had asked. “That there are certain things that are going to happen , you’re not going to know why or
“Look, any time anybody kills themselves in a prison, something clearly went wrong,” the governor said. He added that he supports the leadership of the state Department of Correction.
Massachusetts has made strides in recent decades to improve mental health care and deter suicides in prison, but the rate of self-inflicted inmate deaths remains among the highest in the country.
“People have made progress on this issue,” Baker said. “But obviously, one is too many and we’ll investigate this thoroughly and make whatever adjustments we need to.”
He said he would not make decisions based on the early details and rumors surrounding the incident.
“I’m not going to draw any conclusions about this until the investigation is finished,” Baker said.
Hernandez, 27, was found hanging from a bedsheet by a corrections officer around 3:05 a.m. Wednesday in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Hernandez was serving a life sentence without parole for murder.
Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown prepares for funeral .
Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez will say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for the former New England Patriots tight end, who was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last Wednesday.Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee, and he had just been acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in Boston in 2012. Hernandez's death was ruled a suicide.