According to the Boston Globe, Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell early this morning. This comes five days after he was acquitted of murdering two men in Boston in 2012. He was still serving a life without parole from his conviction in 2013.
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According to a statement from the department, the former New England Patriots star was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., at approximately 3:05 a.m.
“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement said. “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet 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.”
State Police are investigating, and his family has been notified.