Prison records revealed the musical selections that Aaron Hernandez made in the final days of his life.
The former NFL star downloaded and listened to Rihanna, Drake, The Weeknd, and PARTYNEXTDOOR in the days leading up to his suicide.
The documents obtained by the Daily Mail disclosed that Hernandez, 27, downloaded tracks from Rihanna’s second album “A Girl Like Me” and Drake’s latest album “Views” before hanging himself on April 19.
According to the Hernandez’s prison file, which can be seen at Crime Online, the 27-year-old purchased 977 songs in total which he listened to on a Keefe Maxx Player, a secure device intended for prison inmates.
The ex-Patriots tight end’s prison playlist included the following tracks:
- “Selfish Girl”- Rihanna
- “Unfaithful” – Rihanna
- “False Alarm” – The Weeknd
- “Nobody” – PARTYNEXTDOOR
- “Earned It” – The Weeknd
- “Temptations” – PARTYNEXTDOOR
- “Transparency” – PARTYNEXTDOOR
- “Problems & Selfless” – PARTYNEXTDOOR
- “U With Me?” – Drake
- “With You” – Drake
Music appeared to play a significant role in Hernandez’s life: He made a lyrical reference in his suicide note to fiancee Shayanna Jenkins.
Hernandez closed out the letter, which was included in the prison file obtained by Crime Online, by referring to “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden in all caps.
Judge Susan Garsh tossed out Hernandez’s 2005 murder conviction earlier this week, meaning the former footballer died as an innocent man in the eyes of the law. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office challenged this ruling, however, and immediately filed an appeal.
Prosecutors wrote: “A defendant, who can cut off his own criminal appeal by suicide and stall civil litigation by a stay of proceedings…has the reins of the entire justice system in his own hands.”
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