Hernandez family planning private funeral in Connecticut

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Hernandez was found dead with the words "John 3:16" written on his forehead, according to a law enforcement source directly involved in the investigation into the former National Football League star's death.

Also during Friday's court hearing, Leontire slammed correction officials for their apparent poor communication with Hernandez's family.

Earlier this week, his family members had asked a judge to order MA prison officials to preserve evidence so they can investigate the circumstances of his death.

"The family of Aaron Hernandez has chose to donate to this study so that we could possibly help other young men who decide to play football, and to help further that cause, and also possibly shed light and more evidence on this case", Baez said. She said that she has forgiven Hernandez.

The brain custody battle came a day after prison officials said Hernandez, a former National Football League star for the New England Patriots, hanged himself with a bedsheet attached to a window in his prison cell.

Hernandez's family won't be answering any questions about anything related to his death anytime soon. The former New England Patriots tight end, pictured August 22, 2013, was 27 years old. He was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. The man is now reportedly under "eyeball to eyeball" suicide watch.

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Judge Thomas McGuire ruled in her favor, saying it was only fair the Hernandez family, government and public know exactly how he died.

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee has indicated in court papers that she may sue the state of MA over his prison suicide. The report indicates that Hernandez was concerned Lloyd would reveal his secret to Jenkins.

The filing says authorities had a legal duty to provide safety and protection from personal injury to inmates in state custody. Jose Baez, Hernandez's attorney, explained that the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is withholding his brain, after disagreeing over its custody.

Ward's lawyer, Doug Sheff, said he has issued "a friendly challenge" to the New England Patriots and the NFL Players Association to voluntarily give Ward whatever money Hernandez might still be owed. Newsweek also reports that Wallace was recorded speaking with Hernandez's cousin Tanya Singleton during a jailhouse visit and telling her that he wouldn't have helped Hernandez make the Lloyd murder weapon disappear if he had know Hernandez was a "limp wrist". The Patriots did not immediately react to his request.

He said Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez has read about the lurid details of the scene surrounding her fiancee's death in the media and on Twitter.

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