Former New England Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead In Prison Cell

David Hookstead | Contributor

Former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has committed suicide.

Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence without parole, was found at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday hanging from a bed sheet in his Massachusetts prison cell, according to a statement from Massachusetts Department of Correction.

The same statement from the Massachusetts Department of Correction says the 27-year old former NFL player was quickly transported to a hospital, but no attempt to revive him was successful. He was officially pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday.

The former star tight end was recently acquitted of double-murder charges last week, but was still in prison due to his conviction for murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013.

This is a developing situation. Check back for updates.

Follow David on Twitter and Facebook

David Hookstead



This Model Rarely Covers Up On Instagram
Leanna Bartlett Tries To Melt The Internet With Unreal Bikini Video
This Sportscaster’s Instagram Account Is Straight Fire [SLIDESHOW]
Flag Day! These Gorgeous Patriots Love The American Flag [SLIDESHOW]