Former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide
By Jay Ortiz @JayOrtiz215
Massachusetts prison officials confirm that former New England Patriots All Pro Tight End Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell early this morning, just five days after being acquitted of a double murder from 2012.
An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell just after 3 am.
Authorities say that Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items and then proceeded to hang himself using a bed sheet that he attached to a cell window. Life saving techniques were attempted on the former NFL star.
Hernandez was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominister at 4:07 am. Prison officials say that Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
He was serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. He was 27 years old.
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