Former and now disgraced New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez reportedly hanged himself in his cell last night. The suicide is being confirmed by multiple sources, including the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.
The following is a statement put out by the Prison system’s communication arm.
On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged 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 unit. 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.
Last week Hernandez was acquitted on murder charges for the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. He was, however, still serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd.