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Former New England Patriots star tight end turned convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez, committed suicide by hanging himself inside his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on Wednesday, April 19.
However, his lawyer Jose Baez is not buying that and has vowed to launch an investigation into his client's death.
Baez had just gotten Hernandez acquitted in a double murder case last week, and was about to appeal his 2015 murder conviction of Odin Lloyd, for which he was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
According to TMZ, Baez believes Hernandez was murdered. Either by other inmates or prison officials.
"There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible," he said in a statement. "Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death."
Hernandez was 27-years old at the time of his death.