Aaron Hernandez

Jazmyn HIll, Reporter

On January 15, Netflix released a three-part documentary, “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” that discussed suspected motives behind his crimes.

“In court, they didn’t give him a motive other than he was angry, so when they came up with sexuality was surprising,” junior Derek Smith said.

Hernandez was convicted of killing Orin Lloyd in 2013 and sentenced to life in jail without parole. Sources suggest Hernandez had feelings for the same gender as investigators linked Orin Lloyd’s relationship with him as well as his sister.

Other allegations against Hernadez include a double murder charge of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in July of 2012. Hernandez was said to have shot both of them while they were in their vehicle. Hernandez was soon acquitted of the charge, yet still had to serve his previous life sentence without parole.

”He had really bad anger issues. I remember that his dad was abusive, and [when he] died, his mom started to start dating her sister’s husband. He flipped,” senior Nathan Stephens said.

Hernandez had committed suicide in June of 2013 by hanging himself from the cell window using bed sheets.

”I was a fan of him, he was a good athlete,” Stephens said. ”I didn’t believe it [at first] I thought that he was going to buy himself out of jail.”

A year Prior to his death, Hernandez had signed a $40 million contract with the New England Patriots. Many believe that his suicide was intentional, so to give his fiance, Shayanna Jenkins, and 4-year-old daughter, Avielle,received the money from the contract.

“I liked it [the documentary] because It expressed that football players have the expectation to be tough,” Smith said. “It wouldn’t have happened if the expectations weren’t so high for football players.”

In addition to his issues with anger management, Hernandez was known for his drug abuse, according to the documentary.

“I really liked it, it was really interesting, It gave a lot of facts about the situation that I didn’t know before,” Moore said