Aaron Hernandez Case

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Convicted murderer and former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder hung himself in Massachusetts prison cell on Wednesday morning, just days after he was acquitted in a separate murder case. e was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the

He was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley about 3:05 a.m.

Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit. He hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window. He also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items" a statement from the Department of Correction reads, the Boston Globe …show more content…

He added that investigations are ongoing and there is no suicide note in his Unit G-2cell.

Hernandez was convicted in 2015 of killing Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who was dating the sister of his fiancee and prosecutors said there was no chance he would ever be a free man again.

He had also been facing murder charges in the July 2012 deaths of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu, two men killed in a drive-by shooting outside a Boston nightclub. The jury, however, found him not guilty of first-degree murder in their killings but convicted him of unlawful possession of a gun. As a result, he was sentenced to an additional four to five years in prison, separate from his existing life sentence, for that conviction.

The defense team pointed the finger at Alexander Bradley, a close friend of Hernandez who was with him the night of the shootings. Last week, Hernandez also was acquitted of shooting Bradley in the face months later to try to silence him as a witness. Bradley reportedly claimed the accused became enraged after de Abreu bumped into him while dancing, spilling his drink. He said Hernandez later opened fire on the men’s car as they waited at a

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