“Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez”: A Chilling and Controversial case

“Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez”: A Chilling and Controversial case

By Carina Lopez ’20

Netflix has come out with yet another astounding and controversial documentary that will keep you at the edge of your seat: “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” This three part documentary follows  former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who used to play for the New England Patriots, after being charged with two counts of murder on July 2012 for the killings of two men in Boston. With the murder weapon being a .38-caliber revolver and the victim being Odin Lloyd, who was a semi-professional football player and was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée.

With shocking case evidence, plot twists, and chilling video footage, this documentary manages to shock the nation, once again.  


Netflix decided to take a different turn when it came to covering the case. With the documentary being focused more on why Aaron Hernandez came to be the way he was. It follows the relationship between the former NFL player and his abusive father, him spinning away from reality after the passing of his father, and the impact that his mother’s relationship with the husband of his closest cousin. It also dives deep in the case and what exactly happened that night. Even detailing his time in prison, showing video footage of his fiance in the courtroom, and going on to uncover some shocking information about Hernandez. 

Plot twist  

It was honestly shocking when I found out that it was speculated that Hernandez was bisexual, as it made sense why his relationship was the way it was his this father. His father was homophobic so it made sense. Also, it was known that he committed suicide and was placed on suicide watch form the beginning, but I was still shocked when I found out he actually did it. It was moments like these that kept me at the edge of my seat.

Video Footage

With courtroom footage and audio of calls between Herandez and family members, this documentary manages to go beyond the case files. In an instance we got to listen in on a conversation where Herandez reproaches his mom for ruining his life. Or when his fiance took a ride or die to another level. These video and audio clips really helped paint the picture more clearly and made for an even more interesting documentary.

Skip or watch? Honestly, this is definitely worth the watch. The minutes seem to fly by when watching this documentary. Netflix once again manages to surprise me. And I even agree with critics saying it feels “ a littleincomplete,” as we are missing Hernandez POV, but there is not much we can do about that.

  • TV-MA
  • Netflix
  • 1hr each episode
  • 3h 22min total
  • 1 Season 3episodes