Aaron Hernandez’s family was granted its request to see the three notes the former Patriots tight end allegedly left in his prison cell before hanging himself, the Boston Globe reported Monday.
Attorney George Leontire filed the motion Monday morning in Bristol Superior Court on behalf of Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, a few hours before Hernandez’s funeral in Bristol, Conn.
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A report last week said Hernandez left three notes next to the Bible in his solitary cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center – one to his fiancee, one to his daughter and one to his prison boyfriend, who was put on suicide watch after the death of his alleged lover.
Leontire, who asserted the family has a right "to know their loved one’s final thoughts," said the office of Worcester D.A. Joseph Early Jr. refused to turn over the letters until the investigation into Hernandez’s death was finished.