Former New England Patriot and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell. This news comes days after his acquittal in a double murder trial where he was accused of shooting Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu outside of a nightclub in Boston. One of his lawyers, was the infamous Jose Baez who gained national recognition after snagging an acquittal for alleged baby killer Casey Anthony.
While people post “RIP Aaron Hernandez” and feign sympathy for the murderer with crying emoji’s, let’s remember the real victim, Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for killing him. Text messages show Hernandez met up with Lloyd the night of his shooting and security footage shows Hernandez returning home armed with a gun. Lloyd’s body was discovered in an industrial park near where Hernandez lived. The case against him was very strong.