Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell from an apparent suicide, early this morning. He was 27.
Hernandez was acquitted of 2012 double murder charges last week, but was already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
According to a statement released by Massachusetts Department of Correction, Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Barkowski Correctional Center by a bed sheet attached to a window at 3:05 AM.
He was pronounced dead at 4:07 AM at an area hospital.
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide – statement from prison authorities. pic.twitter.com/xgQLA20x6Q
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2017
Here’s the verdict acquitting Hernandez of double murder charges last week.
— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) April 14, 2017