During a two-part episode on Dr. Phil, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee, revealed that she does not believe he committed suicide.
“He definitely was emotional and we had talks about encouragement,” Jenkins-Hernandez said. “‘You’re going to come home, we’re going to keep fighting.’ But I never would have suspected something like this.”
She said he was upbeat in their last telephone conversation before he was found hanged and there was no indication he was suicidal.
“It’s just not the Aaron that I know. I think that if he would have done something like this, it would have been at his worst, and I felt like we were, like it was looking so bright. I haven’t been able to grasp it yet … I don’t think this was a suicide.”
She also said that his suicide note appeared to be written in an unusual tone, that it was “odd” and did not seem personal or intimate.
“I did see that (one suicide note) was addressed to ‘Shay’ instead of ‘Babe’ or ‘Bae,’ the way he would refer (to) me as that, was a little odd to me,” Jenkins-Hernandez said. “But as far as the content, seemed to be his loving self.”
The second part of the interview, airing today, will deal with the rumours that Hernandez might have been gay.