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18th Jan 2020

The Aaron Hernandez documentary is your Netflix binge for tonight

James Fenton

Netflix isn’t short on true crime documentaries but when you throw in a person with as high a profile as Aaron Hernandez, it’s bound to attract a lot of attention.

If you’re not familiar with Hernandez, that’s probably because you have little or no interest in American Football. Up until 2013, the tight end starred for the New England Patriots and played in the 2012 Super Bowl which his team lost to the New York Giants.

The spotlight would soon shine on Aaron Hernandez for very different reasons when he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his friend Odin Lloyd.

The case is the focus of the new Netflix documentary Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez which explores its subject’s life before his arrest and assesses whether influences throughout his childhood and early adult life led to the killing of Lloyd.

The show examines whether CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in Aaron’s brain brought on by being an NFL athlete played a part in his actions and it all makes for a compelling look at one of the most high-profile murder cases in the States in recent times.

Given his background in American Football, there are striking similarities to the case of O.J. Simpson, something which is referred to in the first episode. With three episodes at approximately an hour each, it’s certainly something you can get through by the end of the weekend. The trailer for Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez can be viewed below:

Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez is streaming now on Netflix.