Aaron Hernandez has been found dead in prison


Massachusetts prison officials stated on Wednesday morning that ex-NFL star tight end Aaron Hernandez has taken his own life.He was 27.

An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found just after 3 a.m Wednesday morning in his cell.He had hanged himself with his bed sheet attached to a cell window.Authorities tried to revive the former New England Patriot but he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m at nearby UMASS Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital.

Prison officials say Hernandez attempted to block the door of his single cell with various items before taking his life.

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2012 murder of Odin Lloyd.On Friday Hernandez was acquitted of the double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado but was to continue to serve his life sentence for the Lloyd murder.


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