Aaron Hernandez Prison Friend Releases Statement Requesting Suicide Note

Kyle Kennedy — an inmate at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center where Aaron Hernandez committed suicide — released a statement Tuesday requesting a handwritten suicide note reportedly left to him by the former New England Patriots tight end.

Kennedy’s lawyer, Larry Army Jr., previously confirmed that his client was the intended recipient of one of three letters found in the cell where Hernandez killed himself. In a Tuesday statement released by Army Jr. on behalf of his client, Kennedy said that he believes the letter does indeed exist. He also requested a custom watch worth some $50,000 that Hernandez allegedly promised to give him as a birthday gift:

“I want to be clear that at no time have I seen a note addressed to me from my close friend Aaron Hernandez but I have reason to believe it was in fact intended for me. It was the press that first reported that this letter was sent to me and as a result, my attorney, Larry Army Jr., has repeatedly requested a copy for us to review. The story about who this letter was sent to has changed several times but based upon the close relationship that I had with Aaron, it is highly likely that it was in fact intended for me. I again renew my request to have the letter released to my attorney so we can put this issue to rest.

In addition, my attorney has spoken at length about the watch that Aaron told me he was leaving to me as a gift. I have no further comment on that issue at this time. There has been a lot said about me and my personal life in recent weeks, some of it accurate and some of it not. I remain incarcerated at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley but at the appropriate time, I will address these issues and set the record straight.”

The statement followed this week’s two-part “Dr. Phil” interview with Hernandez’s fiancée Shayanna Jenkins, who claimed she’d never heard of Kennedy. Moreover, Jenkins denied rumors that Hernandez was in a secret relationship with another inmate…

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