Aaron Hernandez's Prison Friend Requested to See Former TE's Suicide Note

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistMay 19, 2017

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Aaron Hernandez's prison friend, Kyle Kennedy, made a request Wednesday to see a suicide note he believes may have been intended for him. 

According to Laurel J. Sweet of the Boston Herald, Kennedy said the following in a statement released by his attorney, Larry Army Jr.:

"I want to be clear that at no time have I seen a note addressed to me from my close friend Aaron Hernandez but I have reason to believe it was in fact intended for me. It was the press that first reported that this letter was sent to me and as a result, my attorney, Larry Army Jr., has repeatedly requested a copy for us to review. The story about who this letter was sent to has changed several times but based upon the close relationship that I had with Aaron, it is highly likely that it was in fact intended for me. I again renew my request to have the letter released to my attorney so we can put this issue to rest."

Hernandez took his own life by hanging himself in his prison cell in April. He was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd, although the conviction was vacated following Hernandez's death.

Hernandez wrote three separate suicide notes, and while one of them was to fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez and another was reportedly to his daughter, reports have varied regarding a third.

Martin Gould and Louise Boyle of the Daily Mail reported that the former New England Patriots tight end penned the third note to an alleged gay lover at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.

TMZ later reported that the third note was written to Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez.

Jenkins-Hernandez appeared on Dr. Phil on Tuesday and said she didn't know anything about Kennedy, according to NESN:

"I don't know who this Kyle Kennedy is. I've never heard of him, honestly. Aaron has never mentioned him. And Aaron liked to be in a single cell, from my knowledge. ... There's nothing for Kyle Kennedy. It's nonexistent."

The 22-year-old Kennedy has not elaborated on the nature of his relationship with Hernandez other than to say they were friends.