Aaron Hernandez allegedly threatened the life of a prison guard while incarcerated at Bristol County Jail. The once promising tight end is being investigated for “making machine-gun noises” and threatening to kill a guard and his family late last year, reports TMZ Sports.
The former New England Patriots star is currently awaiting trial after being indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Odin Lloyd last August. Hernandez pled not guilty to first-degree murder and is being held without bail.
An ex-inmate who served with Hernandez told investigators that guards set up the 6-foot-2-inch, 245-pound tight end over a petty food scheme. The source said Hernandez was losing weight while locked up and began putting dead bugs in his half-eaten meals so he could get extra servings.
A prison guard blew the whistle on him, inciting a feud with the former Florida Gator that quickly escalated. The inmate said Hernandez was written up after calling the guard a b---h during a heated exchange. If Hernandez did actually make a threat, he could be facing more charges on top of the first-degree murder and five additional gun-related charges. If convicted, he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. The state of Massachusetts, where he is being tried, abolished the death penalty in 1984.
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