Opinion by Tony George
Shock, Horror and Dismay. Those were my emotions when Aaron Hernandez, the ex-Florida Gator Star, and New England Patriots Star Tight End was arrested for 1st degree murder in conjunction with Odin Lloyd in 2013. Once the evidence in the trial unfolded, and then stories of a “Thug Life” he seemed to embrace came out, I realized this was a young talent, gone horribly bad and his lifestyle of guns and thuggery caught up with him, was another tragic tale of wasted youth that unfolded before all of our very eyes. Many in the know had plenty of knowledge he was a bad seed in college and had questionable morals to say the least, but he could flat out ball, and the NFL that overrides everything.
Word came down today that on April 19th, he was found dead, hanging from a bed sheet in his prison cell , in Souzaa Baranowski Correctional Center on Shirley, Mass., tied up to the window, with the door barricaded, his life came to an abrupt end by his own hands. This just days after being found not guilty in a double murder trial in Boston, where obviously he was again in the wrong place at the wrong time, however they pinned the shooting on one of his associate’s instead of him. The mere FACT he was anywhere aropund a double murder scenario tells you all you need to know about his decision making.
Word was also that the attorney who defended Casey Anthony (Jose Baez) and got her off a murder charge of killing her own daughter when in fact the evidence was very overwhelming, did a great job for him in the not guilty verdict in the double murder trial, and was talking of an appeal in the first murder trial he was convicted of.
Mr. Jose Baez, stated the following the morning of his death by suicide:
“There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible. 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. We request that authorities conduct a transparent and thorough investigation.
“The Baez Law Firm will participate in its own examination into this tragic event and update the media and public on its findings when they become available.”
If we waste one taxpayer dollar on any suicide investigation it is too much money. The taxpayers were going to feel the brunt of an appeal in the first trial and guilty findings as plans were in the works from Mr. Baez to dig up that old wound and run it up the pole in court and try and get him off like he did the piece of dog dung Casey Anthony who we all know killed her daughter. That was a real possibility folks, have no illusions.
We also all know OJ did it too, but Johnny Cochran and company managed to sway a jury otherwise, like Mr. Baez did in the Anthony trial, and I for one am glad that Mr. Hernandez who killed an innocent man in Odin Lloyd (who was dating Hernandez’s fiancee’s sister), someone who he felt showed him disrespect was worth killing him over, decided his own fate and saved us all the time and money.
Sounds harsh and unfeeling, and quite frankly the non Christian thing to do, but when you recount the events of 2012 -2013 and the murder timeline and how events of unfolded in the brutal execution gangland type slaying of Mr. Lloyd, I have no remorse in feeling this way.
I am a God fearing man, but Aaron Hernandez has been judged for his actions in a real court of law the second he took his last breath, and I doubt he is floating around heaven, but rather shoveling coals somewhere where it is very hot.
I do not think for any reason that anyone who says a nice thing about this guy has not done their homework. He was a killer, a stone cold killer. He has numerous issues with drugs and guns over the years including his days at Florida where he played with Tim Tebow, and apparently he was a murderer with no remorse, proven and convicted in court with overwhelming evidence.
The world is better off with guys like this dead and gone. Unfortunately he leaves behind a daughter, and no doubt a broken hearted family full of disappointment and despair who remember the good things and accomplishments he managed, but 99.9% of the rest of the world remember him as a murderer and coward and now a suicide victim who at days end, I hope, simply could not live with the guilt of his horrendous decisions.