___ 12:15 p.m. A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez says prison officials denied the former NFL star's request for a cellmate months before he hanged himself. David Wedge, a spokesman for Kyle Kennedy's attorney, said Wednesday the source two inmates at the maximum security prison in Shirley, Massachusetts, had asked to be cellmates last September. He said the request initially was approved but then denied. Wedge didn't say why the request was denied, and prison officials didn't immediately comment. Kennedy's attorney, Lawrence Army Jr., is speaking Wednesday about how the two inmates were

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