Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Jail
What a tragic story all the way around.
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his jail cell late Tuesday night, TMZ reports. The disgraced NFL star was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. He had also recently been on trial for the double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado outside a Boston nightclub in 2012, but was found not guilty this past Friday.
“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet 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. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified,” Christopher Fallon, the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Communications of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, said in a statement.
The athlete was discovered around 3:05 am and transported to a local hospital, whereby he was pronounced dead at 4:07 am. He left no suicide note.
Coincidentally, Hernandez chose to take his own life the same day his former team, The New England Patriots, is set to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.
He leaves behind fiancee Shayanna Jenkins and a four-year-old daughter.