Aaron Hernandez’s family is demanding that the officials who leaked information about his death be fired. A number of information about the death of the former New England Patriots tight were false, but it reportedly came from the officials.
“Individuals within the government who are leaking such information are in violation of the policies and procedures of their respective agencies and should be immediately terminated,”attorney George Leontire, the family’s representative wrote to Worcester district attorney’s office and the state Department of Correction, Boston Globe reported.
“Although most of the leaked information is false, the media credits such information because the leaks come from individuals with positions in government and law enforcement who are under your control.”
The family believed that a number of leaked information were inaccurate. They also felt violated when the official announced the suicide notes. In addition to this, snippets of the write up and the findings of the investigations were reportedly shared to the press. The leaked information left Hernandez’s family with “severe emotional distress during an already difficult period.”
Leontire added that the writings found on Hernandez’s cell were intended for his lawyer. The original copies should be turned over immediately. Meanwhile, all the copies should be destroyed due to lawyer-client privilege.
In other news, Hernandez’s fiancé Shayanna Jenkins and his lawyer filed an affidavit in probate court stating that his estate is worth “$0.00” with “no monies available and no identifiable personal assets.” However, they received an offer for their mini Massachusetts home.
The purchased price and the identity of the prospective buyer were not released during the Thursday’s hearing for fear that it might jeopardize the impending sale. The house has been on the market for $1.29 million, but based on the online listing, its price was reduced by $200,000 last year. Its price already dropped below the $1.3 million price that Hernandez paid for in 2012.
Jenkins and her daughter, Avielle, 4, may not get any money from the proceeds of the 15-room property because it is intended to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. Hernandez was serving life without parole for killing Odin Lloyd when he died. Odin’s mom Ursula Ward was suing him for wrongful death and they were close to reaching a settlement. Ward reportedly asked New England Patriots for $6 million, Daily Mail reported.
On April 19, Wednesday, 3:03 a.m., a correction officer found Hernandez hanging in his cell. His death happened only days after he was acquitted in a double murder trial. On Tuesday night after 8 p.m. Hernandez reportedly stuffed his cell with cardboard. Later on, he hanged himself using his bed sheet.
On Thursday, the medical examiner ruled out the incident as suicide, Boston Globe said in a different report. The cause of…