Former New England Patriot star and murder convict Aaron Hernandez’s older brother DJ “Jonathan” Hernandez said he did not ask his brother what actually happened on the night of the murder, because it is “irrelevant.”
The conviction and subsequent sentencing of his younger brother has also cost him his career in coaching. But according to D.J., the Aaron Hernandez murder trial did not make a difference to their relationship.
“Whether Aaron did or did not do it, I don’t know,” he was quoted as saying in an interview with the Sports Illustrated. “And honestly, it’s irrelevant. It really is. He’s in a situation because he decided to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the wrong people.”
He has clarified that the Aaron Hernandez murder trial was not “irrelevant” for the family of the dead, but in relation to how it affected their brotherly bonding.
“I’m done with it. My days are too busy to stay at home and watch trials,” Jonathan Hernandez said. “We’ll talk. I still love him. That’s not going to change. If I see him out here one day, the first thing I’m going to do is give him a hug and a kiss, just like we used to do with my father.”
He added that they still talk over the phone and he sometimes flies to Massachusetts to give him a visit.
The Mail Online reported that, apart from the Odin Llyod murder, Aaron Hernandez was also charged with the murder of killing two men outside a bar in Boston in 2012. It is being alleged that Lloyd may have known about the double murders and to stop him from informing the authorities about it, Hernandez chose to kill him off as well.
D.J. admitted that his younger brother mixed with bad friends, but he is still unsure about how his once gentle brother could end up being convicted with such a grave crime.
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