It has been nearly three years since former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez took his own life in prison following his trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, and there are still many questions left unanswered.
On Wednesday, Netflix debuted its three-part documentary, “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez,” which takes a deeper analysis into the life of Hernandez and how he went from an NFL star to a convicted murderer.
The documentary, which is exclusively on Netflix, is an expansion of director Geno McDermott’s 2018 documentary, “My Perfect World: The Aaron Hernandez Story,” but this time McDermott examines Hernandez’s sexuality with a focus on how his home life and NFL environment factored into the pro football player becoming a violent man while hiding that he was gay.
It also explores the effects of CTE — a neurodegenerative brain disease diagnosed posthumously and often caused by head trauma — and whether or not it had any role in Hernandez’s behavior.
“Killer Inside” features interviews with friends, players, high school teammates, reporters, insiders as well as footage from the courtroom and recorded prison phone calls with Hernandez, which helps illustrate his temperament and provide a behind-the-scenes look at how he interacted with the people closest to him.
Courtroom footage includes Patriots owner Robert Kraft as a witness, although nobody from the Patriots organization who played alongside Hernandez spoke in the documentary with the exception of former defensive back Leigh Bodden.