Aaron Hernandez’s 2nd Letter From Jail Surfaces

Aaron Hernandez's 2nd Letter From Jail SurfacesAaron Hernandez has written another letter from prison, and TMZ has obtained and published his correspondence.

‘Everything happens for a reason’

This is the content of the letter:

“Thanks for the support and it means a lot! This will all come to an end and there is a reason god [sic] put me thru [sic] this. Everything happens for a reason. Thanks for the site and sry [sic] I can’t check site there is no internet in jail lol.

P.S. Keep this letter on social media and private. Means a lot for all the support.”

It remains to be seen if TMZ also paid $18,000 for this letter, as the site reportedly paid Sportsworld, Inc. for the first letter Hernandez penned from prison, according to John Zaremba of the Boston Herald.


‘Kept private’

In the former letter, Hernandez maintained his innocence while also requesting his letter be kept private. So much for that request. Perhaps he should stop responding to letters if he truly wants them to remain private, as clearly those wishes won’t be met.

One thing is for certain: $18,000 is a lot to pay for one letter from prison.

This is just the latest chapter in the bizarre and troubling case of Hernandez, currently charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, along with five additional gun charges. Hernandez is also reportedly the center of a grand jury investigation stemming from a 2012 double homicide in Boston.

What do you think of Aaron Hernandez’s involvement in the Odin Lloyd murder case — innocent or guilty? Do you think Hernandez will be able to return to his sports career after this?

Source: Timothy Rapp | Bleacher Report

Image: TMZ

Woman Sentenced To 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot Against Abusive Husband

Woman Sentenced To 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot Against Abusive HusbandSaying he had no discretion under state law, a judge sentenced a Jacksonville, Florida, woman to 20 years in prison Friday for firing a warning shot in an effort to scare off her abusive husband.

‘Persecuted because of her race’

Marissa Alexander unsuccessfully tried to use Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law to derail the prosecution, but a jury in March convicted her of aggravated assault after just 12 minutes of deliberation. The case, which was prosecuted by the same state attorney who is handling the Trayvon Martin case, has gained the attention of civil rights leaders who say the African-American woman was persecuted because of her race.

State Attorney Angela Corey said she had offered Alexander a plea bargain that would have resulted in a three-year prison sentence, but Alexander chose to take the case to a jury trial, where a conviction would carry a mandatory sentence under a Florida law known as “10-20-life.”


‘Reasonably threatened’

The law mandates increased penalties for some felonies, including aggravated assault, in which a gun is carried or used. Corey said the case deserved to be prosecuted because Alexander fired in the direction of a room where two children were standing. Alexander said she was attempting to flee her husband, Rico Gray, on August 1, 2010, when she picked up a handgun and fired a shot into a wall. She said her husband threatened to kill her, so she fired one shot.

Alexander’s attorneys tried to use the state law that allows people to use potentially deadly force anywhere they feel reasonably threatened with serious harm or death. But a previous judge in the case rejected the request, saying Alexander’s decision to go back into the house was not consistent with someone in fear for her safety, according to the Florida Times Union newspaper.

Do you agree with the 20-year jail sentence given to Marissa Alexander? Why or why not?

Source: CNN Wire Staff | CNN

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