Aaron Hernandez Did Not Appear Suicidal Before Death: Prison Report

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A Massachusetts prisons report says Aaron Hernandez was outwardly elated after his acquittal in a double murder trial and did not appear to have thoughts of suicide in the days before he killed himself in his prison cell.

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The state Department of Correction report released Thursday also says there were no drugs in Hernandez's system when the former NFL star hanged himself at the Souza-Baranowski prison on April 19 while serving a life sentence.

The 132-page report was separate from a state police investigation also released Thursday. That report said Hernandez wrote a reference to a biblical passage in ink on his forehead and in blood on the wall.

The prisons department report says Hernandez knew a prisoner's convictions could be erased if he dies during his appeal, as Hernandez did.

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