Brian Murphy, who served as Hernandez's agent, posted on Twitter: "Absolutely no chance he took his own life".
ESPN reporter Ian O'Connor posted a report Wednesday afternoon that ended: "In his final days, even as a convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez didn't come across as haunted". And friends say he had plans to appeal his life sentence as well.
The department said the former NFLer was in a single cell in a general population unit.
That would mean, legally speaking, Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man.
The jury found Hernandez not guilty of first-degree murder in the killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. "We intend, at this point, to go forward with the cases".
"Massachusetts has among the highest suicide rate per prisons and correction officers", said Mass. Senator Jamie Eldridge.
The former New England Patriots player was found hanged in his prison cell Wednesday. Therefore, Baez can not piece together why the 27-year-old would take his own life now. One of those steps was to install clothing hooks that collapse if a significant amount of weight is placed on them. However, the department said the investigation is ongoing.
"I've always known Aaron Hernandez as someone who was in complete control", Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said.
Last Friday, Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, had been acquitted of charges that he killed two men in anger over a spilled drink in a nightclub, Boston.com reports. He says Hernandez's loved ones are "heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death".
The Massachusetts maximum security prison where Aaron Hernandez apparently hanged himself has seen its share of troubles since it opened almost two decades ago.
To that end, the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center has already begun investigating the incident.
The death of John J. Geoghan, a priest at the center of the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal, also led to the abatement of his conviction.
When it opened in 1998, the prison was seen as one of the most technically advanced in the nation, housing over 1,000 inmates with 366 cameras rolling 24/7.
"It's designed as a supermax prison, so it's mostly cement and then the frame around the window is metal", Walker told The Globe. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"The idea is that if an appeal hasn't happened, there's a chance that a conviction has an error in it".
Police claimed Hernandez arranged Lloyd's murder with help from accomplices after Lloyd spoke with people Hernandez didn't like at a Boston bar. Fox 25 says there was blood on the cell wall.
Chilling new details of Aaron Hernandez' prison death scene will only complicate the investigation into his reported suicide. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.
Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the district attorney's office which prosecuted the Lloyd case, would not comment on the possibility of the conviction being vacated.