BOSTON (CBS) – The WBZ I-Team has learned Aaron Hernandez had the words “John 3:16” on his forehead when he was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday morning.

The bible verse is one of the most quoted in Christianity and says in part that whoever believes in Jesus “shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

He also appeared to have red marks on his hands and feet.

Prison officials say “Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window” in the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.

Law enforcement sources tell WBZ investigators are looking into the possibility that the former New England Patriot may have smoked synthetic marijuana called K2 Tuesday night.

Aaron Hernandez in Suffolk Superior Court, March 30, 2017. (WBZ-TV)

Sources say investigators believe one of the last people to see Hernandez is a close friend who is now in isolation on what is called “eyeball suicide watch.”

The 22-year-old is in the health service unit with a 24-hour watch with a correction officer and camera watching his every move.

Five days ago, Hernandez was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in the South End in July 2012. He was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

Comments (66)
  1. John Kamin says:

    This doesn’t add up. Hernandez must have had some enemies where he was.

    1. zinnsand21 says:

      Dude he had his cell door barricaded.. He killed himself…

  2. If Hernandez had TRULY found God then he would have stayed alive to accept his punishment for his sins. But he chose the easy way out and committed suicide instead. Hernandez, like all cons, was trying to pull a “fast one” over God. He thought by “accepting” Jesus that he would be immediately forgiven and absolved from his punishment. Typical con thinking. Too bad it doesn’t work that way.
    Trying to pull a fast one over God only makes it worse. Hernandez always was and always will be a CON – either a con-artist or a con-vict. Hernandez should have read the Bible. He would have found out that the “wisdom of man is but foolishness in the eyes of God”. You can’t fool the Creator of Everything. You’re only fooling yourself if you think you can.

    1. Mr. Brady…

      Do you know what Mr. Henandez’s faith was all of his life? I believe you do not. There are many who believe in God and Jesus Christ. who murder and sin. It is heartfelt repentance that saves Mr. Brady. Do you know for sure that Mr. Henandez did not truly repent? Of course you do not. So, for you to judge and make such statements, you are simply trying to con everyone with YOUR personal interpretation of God’s words. I believe there is a very good possibility Henandez spent time with the Bible and talking with God. I also believe, like Judas, who later saw the error of his ways and chose suicide, God will be the one to make the final judgment. As Christ said…You’ll be surprised who you will see in Heaven. Keep it up Mr. Brady, and you will be judged as you judge others. I suggest you read your Bible more Mr. Brady, and open your hardened heart.

  3. what do any of you jack-wagons know about God?

  4. Jesus loves you this I know cause the bible tells me so.