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Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide in Prison

The ex-NFL star was found hanging in his cell. He was 27.

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The troubled life of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is over as he has committed suicide in his prison cell earlier this morning.


Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27.

Prison officials say that Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.

Authorities say that Hernandez hanged himself using a bedsheet that he attached to a cell window and that he tried blocking the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.

Hernandez was serving a life without parole sentence for murdering his friend Odin Loyd back in 2013.

Hernandez was acquitted Friday in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a drink spilled at a nightclub.

Although many people believe that Hernandez was where he deserved to be, in prison for life, no one saw him taking his own life, and there is still great sadness and sorrow for him and his family. Especially his daughter. 

His suicide comes on the day his former team, the New England Patriots, is celebrating their recent Super Bowl victory by visiting the White House.

A true contrast of the the life he lived up to the very end.

RIP.


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A Massachusetts judge has granted the request of Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee and mother of his daughter to receive copies of the three notes the former NFL tight end left in his cell last week before he killed himself.


Attorney George Leontire told reporters around 12:25 p.m. that a Bristol Superior Court judge had ordered the notes to be released to the family after Leontire filed a motion Monday demanding that they be able to “know their loved one’s final thoughts.”

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The former New England Patriots tight end was serving a life sentence for the slaying of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating Jenkins-Hernandez’s sister.

He hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last Wednesday. He had just been acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in Boston in 2012.

In a statement, Hernandez’s family asked for privacy as it mourns and thanked people for offering condolences.

After the Massachusetts medical examiner ruled the death a suicide, Hernandez’s brain was taken to Boston University, where scientists will study it for any signs of repeated trauma suffered during his years of playing football.

A judge on Friday ordered key evidence preserved, granting a request from Jenkins-Hernandez so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death.

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