A Massachusetts judge ordered investigators to turn over Aaron Hernandez’s three suicide notes to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. Hernandez left the three notes next to a bible before he hanged himself in his cell at a Massachusetts maximum security prison on April 19.
The judge made the ruling on Monday after Jenkins’ attorney said police refused to turn over the notes to her until the investigation into Hernandez’s death was completed.
The judge said investigators may redact information before turning over copies of the three notes to Jenkins.
The three notes were made out to Jenkins, the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, and a prison inmate who is rumored to be Hernandez’s lover.
The inmate, identified by UK’s Daily Mail as Kyle Kennedy, 22, also wants to see the note addressed to him. Kennedy is serving 3 years in prison for robbing a gas station in 2015.
Hernandez reportedly gave Kennedy’s family a $50,000 watch for safekeeping until Kennedy is released from prison.
Hernandez, 27, was serving a life sentence for the shooting death of his friend, semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in 2013.
Just days before he hanged himself, a Massachusetts jury acquitted Hernandez in the shooting deaths of 2 men in Boston in 2012.
Hernandez’s conviction in Lloyd’s death may soon be thrown out due to an obscure law that vindicates defendants who died before their appeals could be heard.
The New England Patriots might owe Hernandez’s estate millions of dollars in unpaid salary and guaranteed bonuses.