Aaron Hernandez’s sudden death has been official ruled a suicide. Although he was found hanging with bedsheets around his neck, many were in doubt that he actually committed suicide. Hernandez was recently acquitted from a double murder case and was in the process of appealing his 2015 conviction, which causes some to believe he was not in a suicidal mindset.

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After discovering 3 handwritten suicide notes police have reason to believe he had done this himself. The Worcester District Attorney’s Office issued a statement saying,

“Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Henry N. Nields performed an autopsy on Mr. Hernandez on Wednesday and concluded today that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging.”

It has been reported by TMZ that he was confirmed to be alone at the time of his  death but investigators also say they found “cardboard jammed into the door tracks of his single-inmate cell to impede entry into the cell.”

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Now that his cause of death is confirmed, his family plans to donate his brain to science to test it for CTE research. They believe CTE played a role in his decision to commit suicide.

Watch his lawyer make the announcement of the families decision to donate his brain to CTE research below.

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About The Author Savon Slater

Savon Slater is a multimedia journalist based in New York. He has published work for BlameEbro.com and True Urban Culture magazine. He also is the host of the 'Need to Know' podcast on iTunes.

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