Report: Correctional officer assigned to Aaron Hernandez’s cell block ‘detached with pay’

Apr 12, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during jury deliberations in his double murder trial of at Suffolk Superior Court . Hernandez is charged in the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL football player already is serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Mandatory Credit: Pool photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe

Details continue to be reported in the aftermath of the Aaron Hernandez suicide saga.

According to Boston-based reporter Michele McPhee, the “CO” — correctional officer — assigned to Hernandez’s cell block has been “detached with pay.” She also tweeted that the officer didn’t conduct the 2 a.m. cell check, but she deleted that one. Hernandez was found at approximately 3:05 a.m.

A few chilling details were reported yesterday afternoon. Hernandez had a Bible verse written in blood-red ink across his forehead, and it looked like he had smoked synthetic marijuana prior to his death.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement read Wednesday. “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”

The timing of Hernandez’s death came as somewhat of a surprise, as he had just been acquitted of a double homicide days before his death. He was currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

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