Former New England Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead In Prison Cell
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.
Here is the statement from the Massachusetts Department of Correction on Aaron Hernandez’s suicide pic.twitter.com/E6sXHX38iq
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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.
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