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Aaron Hernandez told a prison pen pal he’s ‘very angry all the time’

03.16.17 at 12:40 pm ET
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Aaron Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for Odin Lloyd's murder. (The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA Today Sports)

Aaron Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for Odin Lloyd’s murder. (The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA Today Sports)

The prosecution may have gotten a big break in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial.

On Thursday, assistant Suffolk County district attorneys Mark Lee and Patrick Haggan read aloud statements from one of Hernandez’s pen pals. The female, who corresponded with Hernandez in 2015 as he was awaiting trial for the slaying of his friend Odin Lloyd, said the former Patriots tight end told her about the dark state of his mind.

“At one point during their conversations, the defendant told her that incidents in his life caused him to be ‘very angry all the time,’ ” the prosecutors wrote, via the Boston Herald. “The defendant’s statements … are probative of his state of mind to explain his anger over a spilled drink.”

According to law enforcement, Hernandez shot and killed Daniel Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28, in the South End in 2012 following a nightclub incident. Apparently, one of the two men spilled a drink on Hernandez, which set him off. He allegedly pulled up next to Abreu and Furtado at a stoplight after leaving the club, and started to open fire.

This followed the prosecution’s presentation Wednesday, when they questioned a tattoo artist who did extensive work on Hernandez in an attempt to argue the ex-football star got ink to commemorate the deaths of the two victims. After the murder, Hernandez got a front view of a handgun, a design of a six-cylinder revolver with one bullet missing and the words “God Forgives” written backwards tattooed on his body.

In defense of their client, Hernandez’s lawyers said the tattoo artist’s testimony was different than what he had told police. They also said the pen pal’s statements were “cherrypicked.”

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