Ink don’t lie… Or does it?
Every area of Aaron Hernandez’s life is being investigated by the Bristol County Sheriff in Massachusetts, including his reported gang history.
Sheriff Thomas Hodgson talked about about the potential affiliation, saying:
“He talked to our gang investigators and said he didn’t have any involvement. We always take extra precautions. We don’t have any definite issues at this point, but we’re still being very cautious. The review of his tattoos is a normal process, and we haven’t reached any definitive conclusions.”
In order for them to definitively say he was in a gang, they’d probably need to find evidence of Hernandez doing gang-type things, whatever those are.
Despite being linked to a murder, the Sheriff said the 23-year-old is really taking to prison life:
“He’s been very polite, very respectful. He doesn’t seem nervous, which is unusual for someone who’s never been incarcerated before. He now has three hours out of his cell each day. That’s an hour outside, by himself, an hour to shower and make phone calls, and another hour to see visitors. It’s a big shift in lifestyle, going from a 7,100-square-foot home to a 7-by-10-foot cell. This is a guy who is used to walking into a stadium and having thousands of people cheering his name. Now, he’s just another number, in another uniform. We want to make sure we’re paying attention to that.”
Maybe he’s angling for some good behavior leniency.
Regardless, finding out that Hernandez is in a gang will only add more damning evidence to his case, and especially since he told the police he wasn’t involved.
One thing’s for sure, the department has their hands more than full with this whole situation!
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