Aaron Hernandez Funeral: The funeral of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be held at the funeral home in Bristol, Connecticut, on Monday.
A private ceremony will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home. The funeral will be private.
Hernandez’s family made this statement on Saturday:
“The Aaron Hernandez family wants to thank everyone for their condolences, we want to say goodbye to Aaron in a private ceremony and thank everyone for giving us some private time in advance.”
Hernandez was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Odin Lloyd and was found hanged in a prison cell in Massachusetts.
Last week, Hernandez’s family said they wanted to donate their brains to science, but Massachusetts officials refused to divulge it, although the rest was turned over to the funeral home.
Hernandez’s attorney, Jose Bates, said the family had arranged for researchers at Boston University to study the brain trauma of the athletes to occupy Hernandez’s brain after the autopsy. Medical inspectors threw Hernandez’s body on Thursday, but Bates said the office did not give them Hernandez’s brain as originally promised.
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Bates said the family will seek independent anatomy.
“If we do not get the answers and answers quickly, we will go to court,” Báez said in front of the Boston State Prosecutor’s Office. “This is actually the destruction of the evidence.”
He refused to say whether he or his family thought Hernandez’s playing time caused brain damage and caused the 27-year-old ex-patriot to commit suicide.