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But prosecutors disagreed and filed several documents to make that case. One of the documents was the suicide note Hernandez left to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. In it, he told her, "you're rich."
Patrick Bomberg argued Hernandez "should not be able to accomplish in death what he could not accomplish in life."
According to a document from the Department of Corrections, Hernandez heard a rumor that if an inmate with an open appeal died in prison, he would be acquitted of the charge and found not guilty.
In their motion asking the court to deny the request to vacate Hernandez's sentence, prosecutors said Hernandez has a negligible chance at best winning an appeal, and he shouldn't be rewarded for his conscious, deliberate and voluntary act of taking his own life.
Now the families of Lloyd, Daniel de Abreau and Safiro Furtado have all filed wrongful death lawsuits against Hernandez.
The IRS has also filed a lien against Hernandez and his $1.3 million home.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.