Who was Aaron Hernandez?

Aaron Hernandez was a convicted murderer and former American football tight end for the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL). Hernandez's career came to an abrupt end after his arrest in 2013 and conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd. He was also famous for several criminal allegations on him that include, 2007 Gainesville bar fight, 2007 Gainesville double shooting case where he shot three-person contained in the vehicle, and 2011 Plainville fight inside a car with his friend who came to drop him home, and 2012 Boston double homicide case of near the Cure Lounge in Boston's South End. He committed suicide on April 19, 2017, inside his prison cell.

What was Aaron Hernandez famous for?

Aaron Hernandez was best famous for being the former American football tight end for the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL) and as a convicted murder of his own friend, Odin Lloyd in 2013 followed by his own suicide news on  April 19, 2017, inside his prison cell.

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What was Aaron Hernandez's ethnicity?

Aaron Josef Hernandez was born as Aaron Josef Hernandez in Bristol, Connecticut, USA on November 6, 1989, and raised on Greystone Avenue. He was the son of Dennis Hernandez, of Puerto Rican descent, and Terri Valentine-Hernandez, of Italian descent. He was an American by nationality. His religion was Christianity and his zodiac was Scorpio. Hernandez's family was engaged in constant fighting at home and also would be arrested for other crimes throughout his childhood life. His parents married in 1986, divorced in 1991, and remarried in 1996. Hernandez had an older brother, Dennis Jonathan Jr., known as D.J.  During childhood, Their father pushed them to excel, including through sports, but was often abusive towards both the boys and their mother. Hernandez's father died in January 2006, from complications from hernia surgery, when Hernandez was 16 which had a great impact on his mother.

Hernandez became estranged from his mother and moved in with Tanya Singleton, his older cousin where after learning his mother and cousin's husband having extramarital affair was enraged and got involved in criminal activity during his teenage. Hernandez accused his mother, Terri, of failing to obtain medication for his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which caused him to struggle in school. He was also molested for several years from the age of 6 by his older brother as a child. Hernandez attended Bristol Central High School, where he played for the Bristol Rams football team. He started as a wide receiver before becoming a tight end, and also played defensive end.

What was Aaron Hernandez's career?

Hernandez began his professional career after he was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft at the University of Florida. Alongside teammate Rob Gronkowski, he formed one of the league's most dominant tight-end duos, becoming the first pair of tight ends to score at least five touchdowns each in consecutive seasons for the same team. He made one Super Bowl appearance in XLVI. During the 2013 off-season, Hernandez was arrested and charged for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée. Following his arrest, Hernandez was immediately released by the Patriots. He was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 and sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. While on trial for Lloyd's murder, he was also indicted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado but was acquitted after a 2017 trial.

Days after being acquitted of the double homicide, Hernandez was found dead in his cell. His death was ruled a suicide. His conviction for Lloyd's murder was initially vacated under the doctrine of abatement ab initio because Hernandez died during its appeal but was reinstated in 2019 following an appeal from prosecutors and the Lloyd family. After his death, Hernandez was diagnosed with severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which may have affected his actions and emotional stability, and been a contributing factor in some of his criminal behavior.

What was Aaron Hernandez's net worth?

The New England Patriots tight end playing NHL, Aaron has an estimated net worth of $8 million before he passed away in 2017. His major source of income was his football career playing alongside New England Patriots. He also earned a lot of sum from several endorsements during his career. Further information regarding his cars and houses are currently under review.

Who was Aaron Hernandez's wife?

Aaron was never actually married but was in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkin. Hernandez began dating Shayanna Jenkins in 2007. They had been friends since they were in elementary school and were high school sweethearts. Their daughter was born in 2012 and they became engaged in the same month. Also that month, Hernandez purchased a $1.3 million, 8,130 square foot (755 m2), four-story home with an in-ground pool in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, where the family lived together. Jenkins moved in with Hernandez in 2011, during his second season with the Patriots. However after she discovered him cheating on her, Jenkins moved out but returned in the summer of 2012.

How did Aaron Hernandez die?

On April 19, 2017, at 3:05 a.m. five days after Hernandez was acquitted of the 2012 Boston double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, correction officers found Hernandez hanging by his bedsheets from his window in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He was transported to UMass Memorial Hospital-Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 am. He had been smoking K2, a drug associated with psychosis, within 30 hours of his death. Medical officials ruled his death a suicide after his autopsy. 

How tall was Aaron Hernandez?

The former NHL player and convicted murderer, Aaron had a tall height of 6 ft 2 inches (1.88 m). He had a very muscular and athletic body build and weighed around 245 lb (111 kg). Further information regarding his body measurements and appearances are currently not known.