One of the three suicide notes that Aaron Hernandez wrote before killing himself on April 19 has been released by a court in Massachusetts. 

In the days after his death, the Worcester County District Attorney's office revealed that Hernandez had written one note to his fiancée, one note to his 4-year-old daughter, and a third note to someone that has yet to be disclosed. 

The note that was released on Friday was the note that Hernandez had written to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez. In the note, which you can read below, Hernandez makes two interesting comments. 

First, he points out that he had "indirectly" told Shay "what was coming," which could be a reference to him taking his own life. The former Patriots tight end also leaves two mysterious words toward the end of the note: "You're rich."


You have always been my soul-mate and I want you to live life and know I'm always with you. I told you what was coming indirectly! I love you so much and know you are an angel -- [literally/eternally]! We split into two to come change the world! Your characteristics is that of a true angel and the definition of God's love! Tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you. This was the supreme's, the almighty's plan, not mine! I love you! Let (redacted) know how much I love her! Look after (redacted) and (redacted) for me – those are my boys. (You're Rich)

I knew I loved you = Savage Garden.

It's not clear what Hernandez meant when he wrote, "You're rich," but it's possible that he was actually talking about money. 

According to a death report obtained by the Boston Herald, an inmate who was in prison with Hernandez said that the tight recently talked about a "rumor" that if a convict dies with a pending appeal, then the court would view him as not guilty. 

Hernandez had been serving a life sentence after he was found guilty for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, and he had been set to appeal that conviction prior to his death. 

Due to the suicide, Hernandez could eventually have his conviction overturned. In Massachusetts, a  legal principle known as "abatement ab initio" is applied at the time of death. Basically, if a person hasn't exhausted all of their legal appeals when they die, then their case reverts back to the beginning, so in the eyes of the court, it's as if Hernandez's first trial never happened. 

This means Hernandez's guilty verdict for killing Lloyd would've also never happened in the eyes of the court. If the conviction were to be nulled out, that could pave the way for his fiancee to possibly collect on benefits and money from the NFL

It won't be that simple, however, because prosecutors in Massachusetts are fighting to keep Hernandez's conviction on the record. The prosecution actually filed court papers on May 1 arguing that Hernandez "should not be allowed to avoid a conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd by deliberately, consciously and voluntarily taking his own life." 

The suicide note to Shayanna was released because prosecutors wanted to use it to supplement their argument that Hernandez's conviction shouldn't be overturned. 

Besides the suicide note, the death report released on Friday mentioned that Hernandez may have been a member of the Bloods gang. Over the past 24 hours, dozens of documents have been released pertaining to Hernandez's death. 

In the final state police report that came out on Thursday, authorities noted that Hernandez made multiple references to one specific biblical passage before committing suicide

The report also noted that Hernandez made at least five phone calls the day before he died. Authorities listened to each phone call and noted that Hernandez didn't sound like he was going to harm himself. 

The police report also included Hernandez's toxicology results, which came back negative. 

Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, still maintains that he isn't convinced his client committed suicide and he has said that he'll continue to investigate the issue. 

One of the most intriguing things he'll likely look into is the fact that a guard at the prison missed his round just before Hernandez's death. According to a police report obtained by the Herald, at least one guard is on paid leave because he didn't make his round at 2 a.m. on the morning of Hernandez's death. Hernandez was found hanging in his cell at 3:03 a.m. 

Hernandez's death came just five days after he was acquitted of a double slaying that took place in 2012.