Published On: Fri, Apr 17th, 2015

Aaron Hernandez on suicide watch after guilty verdict

Aaron Hernandez has been placed on suicide watch at the prison where he is being held, TMZ reports. Hernandez was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd and he was transported to MCI Cedar Junction in Massachusetts, where he will stay until he is transferred to his permanent prison, according to their report.

“We’re told he has been isolated from the general inmate population — not only for his own protection (since he’s a high profile inmate), but so officials can evaluate him … and determine where he will stay at the prison,” TMZ says.

Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

After days of deliberation, Hernandez was found guilty of murder in the first degree due to extreme cruelty and atrocity. As required by Massachusetts law, judge Susan Garsh sentenced Hernandez to life in prison without the opportunity for parole.

Just miles away from where the Patriots play, Hernandez will serve at least the initial part of his sentence at MCI Cedar Junction Prison in Walpole, Mass.

“When he left the court after his sentence he still had his — according to my staff — his swagger — but it’s not surprising with him,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said on Boston Herald Radio’s “Boston Herald Drive” program. “He told our people, ‘Look, they’re wrong and I’ll miss you guys,’ but (he) sort of still had his swagger in his step.”

Hernandez is “the best I’ve ever seen at manipulation,” Hodgson told the show, saying the former tight end seems to have “sociopathic issues.”

“Over the course of time I’ve had a lot of opportunities to speak with him and one of the things that I learned was that he is the best I’ve ever seen at manipulation. He is the best I’ve ever seen at compartmentalizing things so that he doesn’t have to deal with the here and now,” Hodgson said, adding, “he is a master at using his charm to position himself and get what he needs. I’ve never seen anybody better at it. Literally if he sat down with you and you had not met him before within five minutes you’d be saying ‘hey listen, let’s go out and get a beer.’ … He’s very respectful – but I saw the other side.”

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  1. jake says:

    sociopath issues? the deputy is now psychiatrist huh?

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