Viewers have been obsessed with the new Netflix docu-series “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” ever since it hit the streaming service a couple of weeks ago.
The three-part series investigates the life and death of former star tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was charged with multiple murders during his playing career and eventually took his own life while in jail.
One person who didn’t enjoy the show is one of Hernandez’s former teammates, Patriots safety Devin McCourty. He recently talked about “Killer Inside” with his brother on a podcast they host together, and he explained his issues with it.
“I wasn’t a fan,” McCourty said during the podcast. “And I think the thing that was really disgusting about the whole thing wasn’t the documentary’s fault per se, but I was listening to the radio today, and because the documentary has come out and now everyone’s talking about ‘Hey, did you see it? What happened?’ the family of Odin Lloyd has received messages via social media, people sending letters, like, telling them they did a horrible thing and they brought Hernandez down.”
While bringing up painful memories for the Lloyd family (Hernandez was found guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd), McCoutry’s other problem with the series involved the people the show’s creators interviewed for their material.
“The documentary’s called, like, ‘Getting Into the Mind of Aaron Hernandez.’ How? You interview [former Patriots offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan], who didn’t know him,” he said.
You interview Leigh Bodden, who kind of played with him but was on IR [Injured Reserve]. Jermaine Wiggins didn’t play with him. [Chris Borland] from San Francisco, who retired early, linebacker, didn’t play with him. I don’t even think he was in the league until, like, two or three years after all of this happened,” he continued
He then said that he wishes people would “let it go” and “stop digging into this.”
Wikipedia has more details on his death, which came after he’d been in prison for two years:
“On April 19, 2017, at 3:05 a.m. EDT, five days after Hernandez was acquitted of the 2012 Boston double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, correction officers found Hernandez hanging by his bedsheets from the window in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He was transported to UMass Memorial Hospital-Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 am. He had been smoking K2, a drug associated with psychosis, within thirty hours of his death.”