Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by Getty Images)
On January 25th, 2016, Aaron Hernandez penned a two-page letter from his jail cell. Hernandez thanked the mysterious recipient for sending money, taking care of his daughter, Avielle, and for organizing Valentine's day flowers for his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez.
"Thanks for doing the locket for Avi for Valentine’s day," Hernandez wrote. "And whatever you want to do for my Shay is Perfect! Flowers would be more than perfect!”
"I'm not gonna promise I'll stay out of trouble because in this facility you literally can't make that promise no matter who you are," Hernandez continued. The fallen NFL star was serving life at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility in Shirley for the 2013 murder of Dorchester native Odin L. Lloyd and awaiting trial for a 2012 double-homicide in Boston's South End.
The former New England Patriot all-pro tight end went on to detail his inmate workout routine, explaining he was "glad to be working out" and that it feels good to be "eating right again" and "getting back in shape."
Hernandez closed out the handwritten note with a postscript: "I would love the pic of me and my German Shepard that's one of my favorite pics of all time."
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A similar 2013 letter written by Hernandez was auctioned off through Lelands last year. The note, written 12 days after Hernandez' arrest for the murder of Lloyd, went for $1,137 after the fallen star hanged himself in his jail cell.