Calling Hernandez's death a suicide is an insult to those who are tormented by internal demons.
On average, 121 people commit suicide every day in the US. Most of these poor souls were suffering silently. They were good people who succumbed to their internal demons like mental illness, substance abuse, or both. Aaron Hernandez's "demon" was clearly visible on the outside. Like Facebook killer Steven Stephens, Hernandez took his own life to escape justice. It was not an act of desperation. I also believe that Hernandez's death on the same day as the Patriots visit to the White House is not a coincidence. I don't think he was disappointed about not being there. He was so narcissistic that he wanted to go out in a blaze of glory while maybe getting a little revenge on the organization that "abandoned" him.
Hernandez's death could be interpreted as an accidental act of kindness. His four year old daughter will not have to visit her "father" in prison. If she chose not to visit him, she would likely have been emotionally conflicted. In addition, we the taxpayers will not have to shell out $60K a year to feed and house him in prison. The only caveat would be if Hernandez's survivors sued the state for not preventing him from hanging himself.
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