The Derrick Rose rape trial has just taken a very alarming turn. According to multiple sources, Nadine Hernandez, who was one “among several” of the detectives investigating the Rose rape investigation has been found dead in Whittier, California.
Currently, the death is being ruled as a suicide and there doesn’t seem to be any foul play involved, however, police are still investigating. The 44-year-old Hernandez initially found alive, with a gunshot wound to the chest, but she passed away on the way to the hospital.
“At this point there is no indication that her case work had any connection to her death,” LAPD said. “The Rose investigation will continue unimpeded.”
Hernandez was previously involved in a number of high-profile “sex-crimes,” according to authorities. With each turn, the Rose case becomes more complicated in clouded in controversy. Though Rose is being sued in civil court by a woman (who remains anonymous) who claims he and his friends sexually assaulted her, Rose has remained unabashedly confident that the courts will determine sexual relations were fully consensual.
Rose and his team are hoping the trial is over with by the time the NBA season starts so he can be cleared and acquitted in time for his debut season with the New York Knicks.