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True Crime Fans Praise 'Dark' Netflix Documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

True Crime Fans Praise 'Dark' Netflix Documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Netflix's latest true crime offering Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez has left viewers reeling as they delve into the 'dark' case of the NFL star's spectacular fall from grace.

The three-parter centres on the murder of semi-professional American footballer Odin Lloyd and the subsequent arrest, trial and conviction of NFL player Aaron Hernandez.

The new docu-series only landed on Wednesday (15 January), but true crime fans have already binged their way through and are blown away by the case.

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One Twitter user wrote: "Everyone, sports fan or not, should watch the Aaron Hernandez documentary on Netflix. It is incredible."

While a second posted: "Had to watch some stand-up comedy to rinse this episode of the Aaron Hernandez's documentary I just watched. Good grief it was dark."

A third chipped in: "Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez is utterly engrossing. Props to the filmmakers too for establishing Odin Lloyd as more than just a 'victim'. Too many crime docs get caught up in the celebrity of the killer."

The 2013 murder of Lloyd, who had been in a relationship with the sister of Hernandez's fiancée Shayanna Jenkins, hit headlines worldwide when Hernandez, who had recently signed a five-year $40 million (£31m) contract with the New England Patriots, was arrested at his home and later charged.

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Following an incredibly public trial, Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison.

He was later tried for two other murders - unrelated to Lloyd - and was acquitted by the jury.

Just two days after the acquittal in 2017, Hernandez took his own life in his cell. He was 27.

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Although the trial was big news at the time, many viewers were completely unaware of a number of details, including Hernandez upbringing and a diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) being made after his death, with some saying it made them look at the case differently.

One person wrote: "I'm not excusing anything Aaron Hernandez did, but I do think the culmination of his childhood and long-standing brain damage had an effect on how his life spiralled and ended. Can't ignore that."

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez is available to stream on Netflix right now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, crime, Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]