Aaron Hernandez's fiancée is speaking publicly for the first time since his passing. Sports Illustrated reports that the district attorney is planning to appeal the judge's decision to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, a process that could take several months.
As Radar reported, Hernandez was found hanging in his jail cell the morning of April 19. Further publicized details pertaining to his death indicate that Hernandez also shoved cardboard into his cell door to make it more hard for guards to enter his cell. His cell door was reportedly jammed and the "John 3:16" was scrawled on his forehead. The verse says: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".
The 27-year-old had just been acquitted of double-murder charges in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men outside a Boston nightclub.
"Aaron was spiritual, but he wasn't the kind of guy to get up every Sunday and go to church", said Jenkins in her interview.
Jenkins is a featured guest on this week's episodes of the Dr. Phil show with interviewer Dr. Phil McGraw. She wore her engagement ring in the Dr. Phil interview.
According to the Associated Press, Jenkins-Hernandez says the former tight end for the New England Patriots was upbeat during their last phone conversation, a day before Hernandez's bod was found in his prison cell.
"It was a shock to all of us". "He definitely was emotional and we had talks about encouragement". "I don't believe what is said to be out there is actually accurate". "It seems so improbable that I can understand why someone would think that he was murdered or it cannot be him".
"But as far as the content, he seemed to be his loving self", Jenkins-Hernandez said.
She said he never talked to her about suicide.
"That was a little odd to me", Jenkins-Hernandez told Dr. Phil McGraw. It wasn't intimate. I don't know.
"As far as I know, I was the last person to speak with him", Jenkins told McGraw.
She said their future was "looking so bright, we were going up a ladder in a sense to a positive direction". "I feel like he could have been saved or something could have been done or whatever the case may have been, I feel like someone was in the wrong somewhere".
"I don't know what to believe, to be honest with you".
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After Hernandez's death, three handwritten notes were found next to a Bible in his cell. One was addressed to Jenkins-Hernandez, another to the couple's daughter, and a third, more mysterious note was allegedly addressed to his prison lover, although that has not been confirmed.
"My thought is that she should be", Jenkins-Hernandez answers.
"It screamed love, but it wasn't personal".
The second part of the interview is airing Tuesday.
Jenkins-Hernandez also said the band Hernandez referenced in his letter, Savage Garden, had no special meaning to them.