The strange and spectacular case of Aaron Hernandez, ex-New England Patriot and current inmate at Bristol County House of Corrections, continues to twist and turn. Not only is Hernandez charged with three murders, he’s also accused of threatening to kill staff at the jail.
However, according to a recent report by TMZ Sports, Hernandez is now the one fearing for his life. The former Patriots tight end filed court documents earlier this week requesting a transfer from the North Dartmouth, Mass. jail to one closer to Boston, fearing reprisal for alleged threats made against staff.
“Surely, there is now reason to be seriously concerned about Hernandez’s personal safety while housed at the Bristol County HOC, and to question the ability of that facility’s staff to treat Hernandez fairly and professionally while he is subject to their total control,” Hernandez’s attorneys wrote in court documents obtained by TMZ.
According to the report, Hernandez also attacks Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and accuses him of exploiting himself for “self-promotion and virtually non-stop publciity of every imaginable kind.”
Those charges have been denied by Hodgson, who claims to run a professional staff.
“I have a staff that is very professional. They understand they’re dealing with a high-profile person and go the extra mile to ensure his safety, and other inmates’ safety.”
The judge in the case has yet to rule on Hernandez’s transfer request. One has to wonder what will come next in a case that has already taken many twists and turns.