Aaron Hernandez Committed Suicide
Former New England Patriot star and convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez, has reportedly committed suicide. According to Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Hernandez, 27, was found by hanging by a bed sheet in his cell on Wednesday (April 19th). The department released a statement explaining,
On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital. Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified.
Hernandez was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Last week, he was found not guilty of the 2012 double murder of two men outside a Boston nightclub. He played for the Patriots from 2010-2012.