Independent Autopsy of Aaron Hernandez Performed in Watertown

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The independent autopsy of Aaron Hernandez, which ruled his death was a suicide, took place at Watertown’s Faggas Funeral Home.

The autopsy was conducted by medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden, the former chief forensic pathologist for the New York State Police, according to WHDH Channel 7. Baden has been involved in other high profile cases, including testifying in the O.J. Simpson murder trial and performing an independent autopsy on Michael Brown, the teenager shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Hernandez, the former New England Patriot and convicted murderer, was found dead in his jail cell on Wednesday. His attorneys requested an independent autopsy.

His family has requested that his brain be donated to Boston University for research on CTE, a degenerative brain disease.

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