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Aaron Hernandez's Alleged Prison Lover Identified (Photos)

| by Michael Howard

The mysterious recipient of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's third suicide note has reportedly been identified.

Hernandez, 27, left three notes before reportedly hanging himself in his jail cell on April 19. The first two were for his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, and their 4-year-old daughter, Avielle. The third was addressed to a fellow inmate, a man who sources described to the Daily Mail as Hernandez's boyfriend.

That man is reportedly 22-year-old Kyle Kennedy, who was arrested in January 2015 for armed robbery after using a knife to steal $189 from a gas station.

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Kennedy, the son of a Massachusetts businessman, is believed to have been the last person to see the former New England Patriots tight end alive. He is now on 24-hour suicide watch, sources told the Daily Mail.

Before taking his own life, Hernandez reportedly gave away his belongings -- including his radio, TV, MP4 player and headphones -- to other prisoners. WBZ reported that he also gave a $50,000 watch to the family of a man he had befriended in prison.

The friend in question is Kennedy, reports the Daily Mail.

Attempts to speak with Kennedy's family were unsuccessful. His stepmother refused to comment as she drove through the home's automatic gates, while his father emerged from the house to rebuke Daily Mail reporters who were sitting on the road.

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"Get the f*** away and don’t f***ing come back," he told them.

The Kennedy family's attorney, Lawrence Army, declined to comment on the story, saying only that he would be visiting Kennedy in prison "to see what's going on."

Kennedy has a profile on WriteAPrisoner.com, where he defines his sexual orientation as "straight." The profile was created in May 2016 and reads in part:

I signed up on this website so I can correspond and possibly build friendships with people from around the world.

I stand at 5’ 10”, I weigh 175 pounds, I have brown hair and brown eyes. I am also heavily tattooed. I work out, read books and write to help me pass the time while incarcerated. My hobbies on the street include racing motocross, building and customizing cars and motorcycles and doing anything that includes the outdoors. I am currently working to attain my Barbering license…. If you want to get to know me, I’m just a stamp away!

Hernandez was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player. Five days before his death, Hernandez was acquitted of a 2012 double homicide.

Next to his suicide notes was a Bible that had been opened to John 3:16, which reads: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Sources: Daily Mail, WBZ / Photo credit: Delwin Steven Campbell/Flickr, Northbridge Police via Daily Mail, Curtis Means/Daily Mail, WriteAPrisoner.com via Daily Mail

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