Just days after being acquitted of a double murder, former New England Patriots star, Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his prison cell Wednesday morning.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections:
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.
It seems no suicide note was left.
Hernandez was serving a life sentence with out the possibility of parole for his conviction in the 2013 shooting of a man dating his fiancee's sister.
Hernandez's death comes as the same day as the Super Bowl winning Patriots are making their visit to the White House.
Team spokesman Stacey James said the Patriots were aware of the reports of Hernandez's death but didn't anticipate the club commenting Wednesday.