Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell days after being acquitted on double murder charges.
The 27-year-old former tight end was found hanging from a bed sheet in what the Massachusetts Department of Corrections have called a suicide, CNN reported.
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“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 department said in a statement.
Statement from the Massachusetts Department of Correction on Aaron Hernandez’s suicide early this morning. pic.twitter.com/uwe3wghOD2
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 19, 2017
Hernandez was still serving a life sentence for the murder of his friend Odin Lloyd in 2013.
Hernandez was discovered Wednesday morning in his cell after he “attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items,” presumably so he couldn’t be rescued.
He was staying in a single cell in general population, according to the statement.
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Social media users weren’t shedding many tears.
No pity for Aaron Hernandez I do feel for his kids though
— Moreno (@Moreno) April 19, 2017
RIP Aaron Hernandez may god forgive you and have mercy on your soul…..
— Jorge Rodriguez (@champs23) April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in jail cell. Wasted talent, wasted life. Murderers don’t get sympathy from me, however.
— Andy Graziano (@AndyGraz_SNY) April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez TOOK lives. He was a murderer. Sympathy to his child in his death. NOT HIM.
— 🙂 (@pitbulllove4613) April 19, 2017
I have no sympathy for Aaron Hernandez, you murdered someone but couldn’t deal with jail? I DO feel bad for his daughter though.
— Sensei. (@SimplyChance_x) April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez deserves no sympathy
— Danksus Christ (@BitchImFatJesus) April 19, 2017
Anyone feeling sympathy for Aaron Hernandez this morning needs a brain scan to make sure they’re firing on all cylinders. #AaronHernandez
— KimJungFartSucks?? (@BeastModeDaily) April 19, 2017
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