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I-Team: Hernandez Gave Away Belongings, $50,000 Watch Before Suicide

BOSTON (CBS) – The I-Team is learning more about the circumstances surrounding Aaron Hernandez’s death in prison. It seems he had been planning his suicide for a few days.

Sources tell the I-Team that Hernandez was naked and hanging by a bed sheet when a corrections officer found him and that he placed a curtain over the cell’s inside window for privacy. Hernandez also covered his cell floor with soapy water making it difficult for him to stand up.

Inside cell G2-57 sources say investigators didn’t find any of Aaron Hernandez’s prison-allowed belongings. Instead, according to sources, corrections officers found Hernandez’s property in the cells of other inmates.

Investigators now believe – according to law enforcement sources – that the former tight end for the New England Patriots gave away his prison allowed radio, TV, MP4 player and headphones before committing suicide.

hernandezverdict I Team: Hernandez Gave Away Belongings, $50,000 Watch Before Suicide

Aaron Hernandez reacts to the not guilty verdict in his double murder trial on April 14, 2017. (WBZ-TV)

Sources say investigators have learned Hernandez also gave an expensive watch, thought to be worth about $50,000, to the family of a Worcester man he was in prison with, asking a friend or family member who had the watch to give it to the man’s family.

The 22-year-old close friend and fellow inmate was one of the last to see Hernandez alive. Sources tell the I-Team he is now under 24-hour suicide watch within the health unit of the facility. He is serving time for armed robbery.

And sources tell the I-Team that the corrections officer who admitted to missing the 2:00 a.m. cell check and is on paid leave – will likely face a 30-day suspension.

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  1. Couldn’t give the watch to his girlfriend to take care of his daughter?

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