Three notes were found in Hernandez’s prison cell when he was discovered after having hanged himself last week. The third note is said to have been written to his prison lover named Kyle Kennedy, 22-year-old man jailed for a knife-point robbery in Northbridge, Mass and has also been convicted of heroin trafficking and possession.
Kennedy was the last person to see the former New England Patriot alive and is now on suicide watch inside maximum security Souza-Baranowski Corrections Center. DailyMail reports that Hernandez, 27, left three suicide notes. One was addressed to his fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the second to their four-year-old daughter Avielle and the third to a prisoner, who high level prison sources described as his prison lover.
According to NBC News, inmate Kyle Kennedy’s lawyer, Larry Army Jr., said at a press conference that his client, who believed that the suicide note was left to him, wants to release the copy of the note. Army also said that Kennedy would reveal “the nature and extent” of the relationship between himself and Hernandez at a later date, later adding that Kennedy wanted it “to come from his mouth to the world.” Additionally, Army claimed that according to his client, Hernandez wanted to give Kennedy a $47,000 watch for his birthday. Kennedy said the former football player planned to make arrangements to give the custom watch, purchased in Vegas, to Kennedy when he was released or to get it to his family, he said.
As per Boston Globe, Army said the intended recipient of the note might not be obvious, but the letter may have been written in a kind of prison code, and that his client may have been referred to by his prison nickname, ‘Pure”.
However, TMZ reports that the unnamed sources revealed that the third note was actually written to his attorney, Jose Baez. They said player did not leave any sort of a message for another inmate.
Baez denies Kennedy’s claim of the letter as to be intended to him, bashing whispers of a letter “to a gay lover, in or out of prison” as “false” and calling the rumors “malicious leaks used to tarnish someone who is dead.”
Baez went after Kennedy by name, saying, “Accordingly, on behalf of the family of Aaron Hernandez, I am reaffirming, unequivocally, no such letter to Mr. Kennedy, or any other individual, in or out of prison, exists.”
In a statement released through the lawyer, Kennedy said he misses his friend.
“I miss my friend, Aaron Hernandez. I’d like to send my condolences to his fiancee, his mother and his daughter,” he said.
The contents of the letters are being kept under wraps for now. Army has said that neither he nor his client has seen what was contained in the third letter.
Spokesperson for the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office said, “the information I have is unclear,” when NBC News tried to confirm about who the third letter was addressed to.