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Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Boston. Hernandez is on trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former New England Patriots NFL football player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool)

New details on Aaron Hernandez revealed he wrote John 3:16 on wall before suicide


Massachusetts detectives released new information in the death of Aaron Hernandez. The former NFL player,  imprisoned for murdering his friend Odin Lloyd, was found dead in his cell last month from an apparent suicide.

The report, released by state police Thursday, said his walls were covered with drawings and the words "John 3-16" written in a substance consistent with blood.

It also confirmed that Hernandez did not have drugs in his system when found hanging from a bed sheet naked.

His lawyer, Jose Baez, released a statement regarding the state's findings.

Investigators also found a Bible in the cell open to the same passage with the 16th verse marked in blood.

The popular Bible passage says: "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."

Hernandez also covered his floor with shampoo, which police noted made it slippery.

Hernandez had been serving a sentence of life in prison for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez's death came just days after he was acquitted of two murder charges related to a July 2012 drive-by shooting outside a Boston nightclub.

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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