Aaron Hernandez's attorney Jose Baez doesn't believe his client committed suicide, but was murdered

Most people were shocked to hear the news on Wednesday morning that Aaron Hernandez was found dead from an apparent suicide in his prison cell and one person that is certainly not buying it is his attorney, Jose Baez.

His lawyer, the same man who got Casey Anthony off of a murder charge in 2011, represented the former NFL star in his most recent trial for the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Just last week, Hernandez was acquitted of the double murder charges and Baez said he was optimistic that he may be able to get his client's initial murder conviction overturned. Therefore, Baez cannot piece together why the 27-year-old would take his own life now.

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"The family and legal team is shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron’s death,"  Baez said in a statement to the Boston Herald. "There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible.  Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence.  Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death. We request that authorities conduct a transparent and thorough investigation."

Baez's surprise that Hernandez would actually commit suicide is shared by the former tight end's representative, Brian Murphy, who couldn't make sense of the news because he thought it was something Hernandez would never do.

"Absolutely no chance he took his own life," Murphy tweeted. "Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life."

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections noted in its official statement announcing his death that Hernandez "hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window." However, the department said the investigation is ongoing.

Baez's law firm will also conduct their own separate investigation into what happened.

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  1. Well Jose Baez will do anything to anybody to get everything for fame and money. Look at all the murderers that contact jose to bail them out of their messes. Hey people Aaron is gone and he can’t pay any more. We have had enough of the aaron drama and the low life judge in the first case who would not allow the mother to cry in court who lost her child. How does the mother of aaron feel now. You cant handle it. You thought a narcissist wouldn’t take their life. Yes when they no longer can control their lofe or others this is what they do. aaron would of died in jail anyway so better sooner than later. Jose move on you low life scum sucking loser who should be disbarred for knowing the truth about Anthony and lying willfully lying about the girls grandfather. Look at what you have done. Making Casey pay the very way you accused her dad. Projection disorder. Next you accuse her father and throw him under the bus destroying his relationship with her. She is dead to her dad. Now you want to blame someone so you can get rich for a thug who murdered his friend and many more over stupid spilled drinks. Get a life and stop digging in the slew. Wpend your own money blaming but you are mad cuz you thought you would get more famous and rich by defending the thug. Glad aaron is gone no matter how it happened.. Now do not want it in the news anymore. aaron is gone. he is dead and the world is a better place.

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