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Attorneys Jose Baez, left, and Ronald Sullivan, who successfully defended former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in a double-murder case, hold a briefing outside the state medical examiner's office, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Boston. Baez accused Massachusetts' chief medical examiner of "illegally" holding the brain of the ex-NFL star, who was found Wednesday hanged in his prison cell. Baez said Hernandez's family had arranged for Boston University to study the former tight end's brain as part of its concussion research. (AP Photo/Collin Binkley)
April 20, 2017 - 6:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Family, not football, dominated Aaron Hernandez's final hours as a lifer in prison. As the hour of his death approached, the former NFL star chatted on the phone with his longtime fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. Authorities say the pair stayed on the phone until the 8 p.m...
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Attorneys Jose Baez, left, and Ronald Sullivan, who successfully defended former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in a double-murder case, hold a briefing outside the state medical examiner's office, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Boston. Baez accused Massachusetts' chief medical examiner of "illegally" holding the brain of the ex-NFL star, who was found Wednesday hanged in his prison cell. Baez said Hernandez's family had arranged for Boston University to study the former tight end's brain as part of its concussion research. (AP Photo/Collin Binkley)
April 20, 2017 - 5:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's death in prison has been ruled a suicide and the former NFL star's brain is being donated to sports concussion researchers, Massachusetts authorities said Thursday. The declaration by prosecutors, state police and public health officials came after a tumultuous day...
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