According to patch.com, Aaron Hernandez wrote three suicide letters in total. One to his daughter, one to his friend in prison and one to his fiancee. The one adressed to his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez has been released today, May 5th.
— Bianca Buono (@BBuonoABC6) May 5, 2017
According to Massachusetts state law, a murder conviction which is under appeals process can be vacated if whoever is involved passes away before the process is over.
The New England Patriots might have to pay Hernandez the remainder of his salary ($6 mil), meaning they have to money that to Aaron’s estate, which Shay is the beneficiary of. That is what we believe the “(YOURE RICH)” phrase at the end of his letter meant.
Basically, it seems Hernandez sacrificed HIS life so that his fiancee is set FOR life.