It really is tragic. Suicide is so terrible in any circumstance, but it is especially tormenting for the loved ones the deceased leaves behind. Often they wonder, "Was it something I did? Was I not enough?"
Sadly, a four year old girl will have to wonder that about her father, Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez had an up and up career with the NFL when he was convicted of murdering his finance's sister's boyfriend. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The 27-year-old former tight end for the New England Patriots was then also charged with the drive by murder of two other men outside a nightclub, reports CNN.
But to the surprise of many, Hernandez hung himself in prison just after being acquitted of the double murder charge. He appeared very relieved in the courtroom, and his lawyer had hopes that he could have his current sentence reduced.
So it was especially shocking and devastating to Hernandez's loved ones, especially his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, and young daughter.
Here Franklin Graham shares about the sad news on his Facebook page, using the opportunity to remind us all that we all have a penalty that needs to be paid--and Jesus wants to do that.
What do you think of Hernandez's decision to commit suicide right after an acquittal? Will you pray for his family?
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