Aaron Hernandez leaves us with one final 'Why?'

The text message Adam Jones Womens Jersey came in early, around 6:30 a.m. ET, and upon hearing the news that Aaron Hernandez had apparently hanged himself in his prison cell, I immediately thought of his 4-year-old daughter, Avielle. She was right there in Courtroom 906 while her dad was being tried for the murder of two men, a case that would end late last week in his acquittal.I thought about those two men, Daniel de Abreu http://www.bengalsshopfootball.com/bengals+adam+jones+jersey and Safiro Furtado, and the family members who deserve justice and who sat through an excruciating ordeal for weeks, listening to detailed testimony about the bloody and senseless deaths of their loved ones.I thought of the family of Odin Lloyd, the semi-pro linebacker who in 2013 was found dead in a gravel pit about a mile from Hernandez's North Attleborough, Massachusetts, home. Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, showed remarkable courage and grace after the former New England Patriots tight end was found guilty of executing her son. EDITOR'S PICKSAaron Hernandez dead after hanging in cellAaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of double murder, died Authentic Damon Harrison Womens Jersey after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning.Aaron Hernandez, Odin Lloyd connected in life and deathOriginally published in 2013, Elizabeth Merrill reports how Odin Lloyd's relationship with Aaron Hernandez had given Lloyd a glimpse of the life he'd dreamed of."I forgive the hands of the people that had a hand in my son's murder, either before or after," Ward said after the verdict came down. "And I pray and hope that someday everyone out there will forgive them also."I also thought of D.J. Hernandez, Aaron's older brother and a football http://www.authenticnikegiantshop.com/Damon-Harrison-Jersey coach at a Connecticut high school. When Aaron was 16, he was broken in half by the death of his father, Dennis, a legendary schoolboy athlete in Bristol, Connecticut, who died of complications from hernia surgery. By all accounts, despite the tragedy, D.J. has lived the productive life that eluded his kid brother. But as much as anything, I thought of the surreal scenes that had played out inside Boston's Suffolk Superior Court.Aaron Hernandez joked regularly with the attorneys there to defend him, and interacted easily with the corrections and court officers there to guard him. He tried to make an eye-contact connection with the seven women and five men Authentic Casey Hayward Youth Jersey there to judge him, too. He mouthed words of love and support to his fiancée, and he blew a kiss to Avielle. I watched him closely for a couple of days inside the courtroom, and on and off throughout the trial on live-stream video. I kept trying to picture him pumping bullets into his dying friend Lloyd, and it was a very hard place to get to.The same holds true of the image of Hernandez tying a bed sheet to his window inside the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, early Wednesday morning and hanging http://www.officialnikechargershop.com/casey-hayward-jersey-for-sal... himself. He'd just been found not guilty of the 2012 murders of de Abreu and Furtado, and he'd been told by his lead attorney, Jose Baez, that there was a chance to overturn the Lloyd conviction on appeal.The former tight end nodded and wept after the jury foreperson read the verdicts of not guilty, and suddenly a man serving a life sentence behind bars had something new to live for."I think there are plenty of flaws in that [Lloyd] conviction," Baez had told ESPN.com. "If they are exposed properly, [Hernandez] certainly can and should get a new trial."The prospect of a new trial, Baez said, brought into play what had been an unfathomable scenario -- his client someday walking out of prison a free man. Aaron Hernandez, the attorney said, was "one step closer to being reunited with his family."And now he's dead.

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