Before his death in 2017, Aaron Hernandez was an NFL superstar. He played with the New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski for three seasons. He even made a Super Bowl appearance and narrowly lost to the New York Giants in 2012. Hernandez had everything – including a murderous rap plan.
Now in the limited documentary series Kill fields, investigative reporter Dylan Howard will explore the dark underbelly of Hernandez’s life – and try to uncover what made him a murderer. Hernandez, who was arrested and convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. After being charged and acquitted for the double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, the once hard end took his own life. But why did he do it all?
Howard and Detective Michelle Wood, Investigator Sargent Don Jackson and former NYC cop Bo Dietl, dive deep into Hernandez’s past and psyche – to find out what he did, why he did it, and what other crimes he committed.
Us weekly gives an exclusive insight into the questions that will be answered in the Reelz documentary.
What happened in his past
Hernandez’s father, who contributed significantly to his success, died suddenly when the former NFL star was just 16. At the same time, he found that his mother had an affair with a family friend. In episode 1 of Killing fields, Howard says this failed Hernandez.
What happened on the night of Lloyd’s murder?
in the Killing fields, Howard and his team speak to the last few people to see Lloyd alive. They tell what Hernandez tried to hide – and share the motive of this convicted murderer.
What exactly is Hernandez responsible for?
Hernandez was acquitted for the double murder after he was already in prison, but Howard and his team believe the former sports star had a death streak.
Aaron Hernandez Killing Fields Premiere at Reelz Saturday, January 18, 8 p.m. ET.