Lawyer: Medical investigator has not expelled Aaron Hernandez’s brain

BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez’s family wants to present his mind to science, though Massachusetts officials are refusing to recover it notwithstanding branch over a rest of his physique to a wake home, a former NFL star’s counsel pronounced Thursday.

Hernandez was portion a life judgment for a murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez’s genocide was ruled a self-murder Thursday, according to a Worcester County district profession and Massachusetts authorities. Hernandez was found unresolved from a bedsheet in his dungeon shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday. He was 27.

Hernandez profession Jose Baez pronounced a family had organised for Boston University researchers looking during mind mishap in athletes to take possession of Hernandez’s mind following a autopsy.

The medical investigator expelled Hernandez’s physique Thursday, though Baez says a bureau has not nonetheless given them behind a brain, as promised.

Aaron Hernandez leaves us with one final ‘Why?’

Just when a former NFL star, a convicted murderer, was told he competence have something to live for, he’s gone. It’s one some-more thing we don’t understand.

  • Aaron Hernandez, Odin Lloyd connected in life and death

    Originally published in 2013, Elizabeth Merrill reports how Odin Lloyd’s attribute with Aaron Hernandez had given Lloyd a glance of a life he’d dreamed of.

  • “There’s no reason to secrete a brain,” he pronounced in front of a state medical examiner’s bureau in Boston. “It is literally a drop of evidence.”

    A tip state central responded that mind will be expelled by a medical investigator as shortly as a review into his genocide is complete.

    “No one is going to mount in a approach of a family’s wishes,” pronounced Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett, whose bureau oversees a medical examiner.

    Baez pronounced a family defended Dr. Michael Baden, a former arch medical investigator for New York City, to perform an eccentric autopsy. Baden, who didn’t immediately comment, has achieved autopsies in countless high-profile cases, including a genocide of Michael Brown, who was black and was shot and killed by a white military officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. Brown was 18.

    Baez declined to contend either he or a family believed mind repairs from Hernandez’s personification days led a former New England Patriots actor to kill himself.

    It’s generally best for researchers to get entrance to a mind within hours of genocide to establish a participation of ongoing dire encephalopathy or other neurodegenerative diseases, pronounced Dr. Lee Goldstein, a CTE researcher during Boston University.

    Authorities on Thursday clamped down on releasing some-more sum about Hernandez’s death.

    They have pronounced Hernandez hanged himself in his dungeon during a Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Guards found Hernandez shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

    Hernandez apparently tangled a doorway to forestall officers from entering and wasn’t on self-murder watch given he didn’t seem to be during risk, according to jail officials.

    Authorities have nonetheless to recover a occurrence report, officers’ logs, video footage from a area around Hernandez’s dungeon or other sum about jail protocol, notwithstanding steady requests from The Associated Press.

    Correction Department orator Christopher Fallon pronounced a group won’t criticism until a review was completed. State military orator Dave Procopio also cited a “active” review in not releasing some-more information. The state medical examiner’s bureau declined to criticism on a standing of a autopsy or a recover of Hernandez’s body.

    The Faggas Funeral Home in Watertown, Massachusetts, reliable to a AP that it perceived a physique though that wake services will expected be hold elsewhere for a Connecticut native.

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker pronounced he wasn’t sketch any conclusions about Hernandez’s apparent self-murder until a review was completed.

    “Anytime someone kills themselves in prison, something clearly went wrong,” he said, adding that he had full certainty in jail officials and was unknowingly of any staff being reprimanded.

    Baker also warned opposite jumping to any conclusions: “There are a million rumors drifting out there. None of them have been substantiated.”

    Many other questions sojourn unanswered, including since Hernandez would kill himself only days after a he was privileged of dual murder charges.

    He had been portion a life judgment though release for a 2013 slaying of a onetime friend. During his hearing in Boston for a murdering of dual group in Boston in 2012, he seemed upbeat, constantly backslapping his lawyers, vouchsafing out bellowing laughs and floating kisses to his 4-year-old daughter and other family members in a audience.

    The former University of Florida standout died 5 days after a jury clear him in those dual deaths, that prosecutors purported were precipitated by one of a group incidentally spilling a splash on Hernandez during a Boston nightclub.

    His genocide also came only hours before his former New England Patriots teammates visited a White House Wednesday to applaud their Super Bowl victory.

    The apparent self-murder left friends, family and his authorised group in dishonesty as many searched for an reason to a comfortless finish of a immature male whose football skills during one indicate warranted him a five-year, $40 million agreement prolongation with a NFL’s tip franchise.

    Baez on Thursday pronounced a family was in mourning, though declined to criticism on a operation of new reports, including that Hernandez was on a phone with his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, hours before he was found unresolved in his dungeon early Wednesday. That was initial reported by The Boston Globe, citing another one of Hernandez’s lawyers.

    What’s to turn of Hernandez’s home and other resources is another unanswered question.

    The 5,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence that he bought not distant from Gillette Stadium for $1.3 million in Nov 2012 is still adult for sale. It was put on a marketplace for $1.5 million in Mar 2016, though a cost has given forsaken to $1.3 million.

    Attorneys for Lloyd’s mom have placed an connection on a residence as partial of their polite fit opposite Hernandez. The IRS has a $117,395 garnishment on a property.

    Hernandez’s comparison hermit Jonathan “DJ” Hernandez, a high propagandize football manager in Connecticut, took to Facebook on Thursday to wish his mother, Terri Hernandez, a happy birthday.

    “I know if Aaron was here one some-more day he would have pronounced he loves you,” he wrote. “Keep smiling given we know Aaron and Dad are both smiling down on we [and] us right now.”


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