Aaron Hernandez, the convicted killer and former New England Patriots star, wrote a popular bible verse on his forehead using a red marker pen before committing suicide in his Massachusetts jail cell, it has been claimed.
The disgraced ex NFL star reportedly scrawled the verse ‘John 3:16’, which reads: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
He also left a Bible in his cell on to that verse, according to CBS Boston. The verse has been referred to as ‘The Gospel in a Nutshell’.
Investigators are also said to be looking at the possibility Hernandez smoked K2 synthetic marijuana before taking his own life.
Inmates are telling investigators that Hernandez was high on K2 – also known as ‘Spice’ – prior to his death.
That’s the same drug he was said to be smoking the night of Lloyd’s murder. Although the chemical composition of the drug varies, it’s been linked to psychotic episodes, collapses and seizures among users.
The investigative team is also looking at a 22-year-old friend and fellow inmate of Hernandez’s who is believed to be the last person to see him alive. The inmate is now under suicide watch.
The fresh developments came after it was suggested Hernandez may have inadvertently or intentionally cleared his own name by committing suicide early this morning.