Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison

Convicted murder and ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in  his Massachusetts prison cell on Wednesday morning, just days after he  was acquitted in a separate murder case. 

The  27-year-old former New England Patriots tight end was found hanging from  a bed sheet attached to a window in his cell at the Souza Baranowski  prison at roughly 3:05 a.m. He also attempted to block his cell door  from the inside by jamming it with several items to keep it from being opened. 

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for killing Odin Lloyd in  2013. He was acquitted last week in a 2012 double killing in Boston that  prosecutors said he committed after one of the men spilled a drink on  him.

 

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