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.READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Heavy Rain, High Winds, Possible Flooding And Power Outages
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.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
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.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Coastal Communities Brace For Potential Power Outages During Nor'easter
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.