New book reveals the disturbing details of Aaron Hernandez's life in prison
Once a renowned footballer, Aaron Hernandez's fall from grace is now infamous. The subject of two highly-publicised murder trials, Hernandez was arrested in 2013 for the murder of his brother-in-law, Odin Lloyd. He was eventually convinced in 2015, and in 2017 he was indicted once more for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. The 27-year-old, however, chose to end his life in prison in April of 2017, sparing himself from any further sentences stemming from the murders of his victims.
Now a tell-all book, James Patterson's All-American Murder claims to have insider intel on Aaron Fernandez's time between bars.
The plight of the gifted American football tight-end remains fascinating for many. Certainly, Hernandez had the whole world at his fingertips, being one of the most promising young players in professional football, and the recipient of a $40 million contract. However, his actions meant that his destiny was a prison cell.
New details about Hernandez's time in prison have become public thanks to James Patterson's new book, All-American Murder. James confirmed that Hernandez's ten months in prison, as we all know, was far from uneventful. As well as racking up an eye-watering 120 days in solitary confinement, James claims that Hernandez once punched a fellow inmate (a self-proclaimed Patriots fan) in the face after beating his chest and proclaiming "I'm built for this s**t". This earned him an assault and battery charge as well as two weeks in solitary confinement.
The American author and philanthropist also asserts that Sheriff Thomas Hodgson was surprised about how Hernandez chose to act behind bars. "We were so worried about protecting him," Hodgson said, adding "we never thought that he would be the aggressor."
James Patterson goes onto claim that officers once found a piece of paper in Hernandez's possession which had "MOB" written on it. When confronted about the matter, Hernandez was said to have alleged that the acronym stood for "Money Over B****s", but prison authorities were more than aware of the sinister connotations of those three letters: "Member of Bloods". Hernandez then became increasingly ill-tempered, as James writes:
"'What if I don’t give this back to you?' he asked. 'What the fuck you all gonna do about it?; The officers told Hernandez that he would be given a disciplinary report. 'I don’t give a f**k about no disciplinary report,' he replied. ;I’ll eat the motherfucker.'
In the end, Aaron did get the report — and, to the officers’ amazement, he did eat it."
And apparently, later on in Hernandez's sentence, when a corrections officer prevented him from having an extra meal, the inmate called him "a scared b***h". Hernandez purportedly said that when he was released from prison, he was going to kill the officer in question and murder his family. "After stating this, inmate Hernandez appeared to make a noise that sounded like a machine gun,” the officer wrote in his report," James continued:
"'I did not say I was going to kill him or his family,” Hernandez said, in his own defense. “I said if I see COs that act tough in jail, out of jail, I’m going to slap the shit out of them.'"
James Patterson's account of Aaron Hernandez's time in prison in certainly illuminating. The promising National Football League player committed suicide in prison on the 19th April, 2017. He was just 27-years-old.