Before he hanged himself with a bedsheet in his prison cell, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez used his own blood to scrawl the Bible verse John 3:16 across his forehead, according to a report.
The verse, among the most quoted in Christianity, speaks of God’s love for the world and His supreme sacrifice.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” the New Testament’s King James version reads.
Hernandez has sliced his finger open in his cell and wrote the verse on his head with his own blood.
His Bible in his cell was open to that verse, said the station, which added that there was blood on the cell wall.
Sources said investigators are looking into the possibility that the Hernandez may have smoked synthetic marijuana called K2 last night.
Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.
Five days ago, Hernandez was acquitted of double murder charges in the shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in July 2012.