An investigative collection by way of the Boston Globe unearths that former New England Patriots tight finish Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in jail remaining yr, used to be sexually molested as a tender boy.
The in the past undisclosed knowledge got here from the Globe’s “Highlight Staff” from interviews, 1000’s of court docket and executive information, and textual content messages, emails and photographs Hernandez despatched and won whilst in a Massachusetts jail, the place he used to be serving a existence sentence with out parole for the 2013 slaying of onetime buddy Odin Lloyd.
The newspaper’s six-part collection, the primary installment of which used to be revealed Saturday, incorporated information about Hernandez’s youth, sexuality and drug use. Amongst them:
*Hernandez and his brother, Jonathan, have been steadily crushed by way of their father, Dennis, whilst rising up in Bristol, Connecticut. The beatings have been on occasion associated with Dennis Hernandez’s ingesting.
*Aaron Hernandez began smoking marijuana in highschool with a teammate ahead of faculty, ahead of apply and after video games.
*The teammate, Dennis SanSoucie, informed the Globe he had a sexual courting with Hernandez in junior top and highschool and that the 2 attempted to cover it.
*Jonathan Hernandez informed the Globe that Aaron Hernandez disclosed later in his grownup existence that he were sexually molested as a tender boy. One in every of Aaron’s legal professionals in his prison case additionally mentioned Aaron had spoken to him of sexual abuse as a kid. Neither used to be prepared to spot the offender to the Globe.
*Aaron Hernandez used to be on the subject of a cousin, Tanya Singleton, and he used to be beaten when he realized that his mom, Terri, used to be in a major romantic courting with Singleton’s husband, Jeff Cummings.
The file Saturday incorporated knowledge gleaned from recordings of just about 300 telephone calls Hernandez produced from prison over a six-month duration.
Hernandez used to be discovered putting from a bedsheet in his mobile on April 19, 2017, simply days after he used to be discovered no longer responsible of 2 counts of homicide within the killing of 2 males in a drive-by taking pictures out of doors a Boston nightclub 5 years previous.