Former NFL TE for the New England Patriots – Aaron Hernandez has killed himself while in prison. The Aaron Hernandez suicide comes as a shock to many since he was recently acquitted of a double murder charge.
According to reports, Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his Massachusetts prison cell Wednesday morning.
The 27-year-old Hernandez hung himself with a bed sheet attached to a window in his cell at the Souza Baranowski prison in Shirley at about 3:05 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Correction said. Hernandez, who was alone in his cell in a general population wing, “attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items,” the statement reads.
The Massachusetts State Police are investigating his death.
“Lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez, and he was transported to UMass Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.,” the correction department’s statement reads.
Aaron Hernandez was convicted in 2015 in the killing of Odin Lloyd.