Aaron Hernandez allegedly thought that double murder was “funny,” according to his former jailhouse lover, Kyle Kennedy.
Aaron Hernandez was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in April 2015. In the new REELZ special entitled Aaron Hernandez: Jailhouse Lover Tells All, Kyle Kennedy shared new details about the disgraced former NFL star.
Aaron Hernandez allegedly spoke about his case
Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of Odin Lloyd’s death in 2013. A year later, he was also indicted on murder charges for Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado.
In 2017, Hernandez stood trial for his double murder charges. But he was absolved of both charges just four days before he committed suicide and died, Radar Online reported.
Kyle Kennedy met Hernandez when they were in prison. According to him, the late athlete “thought it was funny” that he committed double murder of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado.
“He did tell me he did that,” Kennedy shared per Radar Online.
Hernandez was charged with double murder due to an incident on July 16, 2012. Hernandez and one of his pals went out and visited Cure Lounge in Boston at the time of the shooting incident. A brawl between Hernandez and of the men he allegedly murdered began.
De Abreu and Furtado left the club without knowing Hernandez followed them. They drove away while Hernandez was tailing behind. When their car stopped at a red light, Hernandez shot them.
“There was an argument, you know, he felt disrespected by him, so they waited down the street in a parking garage for like, three or four hours. He knew what kind of car they were in,” Kennedy continued.
Hernandez’s lover added that he “only meant to kill the one kid in the passenger seat.” The former NFL star admitted that he “shot him in his head.”
Hernandez thought he could beat the cases
Kyle Kennedy also said that Aaron Hernandez was worried about his legal battle. His defense team told him that if he could beat the two cases, they could do something to flip his other case. And he could go home.
“He was concerned [about] what the outcome was because his lawyers would tell him, ‘If you beat these two cases, we’re gonna flip your other case, you’re gonna go home,'” Kennedy added.
“You know, so that’s what was set in his head. He kept telling me, you know, ‘If we can speak this into existence, we could make this happen.’ So he had himself convinced he was going to beat those two murders.”
Hernandez found innocent after the suicide
Two years after his conviction, Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his cell. He committed suicide by hanging.
According to Evening Standard, in the wake of his death, he was deemed innocent due to a legal loophole called the doctrine of abatement ab initio.
Based on the doctrine, when a convicted defendant dies while an appeal of their conviction is pending, their conviction becomes null and void. Thus, Hernandez was considered innocent when he died.
Judge Susan Garsh recognized its validity. She said she had no choice but to honor the longstanding precedent.
However, for Odin’s mom, Ursula Ward, Hernandez is always guilty.
“In our book, he’s guilty, and he’s going to always be guilty,” she said.
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