If former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is hoping to win any people over in his second murder trial, he’s certainly not doing in the right way. A picture recently surfaced of Hernandez in court sporting a new neck tattoo, one that allegedly displays his loyalty to the Bloods gang.
It should be noted that this photo was snapped during a pretrial appearance for Hernandez’ upcoming double-murder case and he showed up in court wearing just a white T-shirt, not a suit. Not for nothing, but that doesn’t exactly give off the “I’m an upstanding citizen who shouldn’t be serving a life sentence” vibe.
Also, let’s not forget that Hernandez hasn’t exactly been a model prisoner since he began serving his sentence back in April. He has been involved in two prison fights, one of which is thought to have been gang-related, and was moved to a segregated unit after a shank-like weapon was found during a random search of his cell.
And now Hernandez, who denied having any gang ties during his initial trial despite Massachusetts police suspecting he did, is basically at the point where it seems like he just doesn’t care. His first conviction carried an automatic sentence of life without parole and his appeal was denied, so perhaps he’s just resigned himself to life behind bars? Who knows?
Either way, it doesn’t look good for Hernandez and if he wants any remote shot at being released from prison, then he had better get his act together.