The sad saga of Aaron Hernandez has finally come to an end, as the former Florida and New England Patriots tight end has been found dead in his prison cell. He was 27.
According to a report from the Boston Globe, Hernandez’s body was found hanging in his cell around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. The Massachusetts Department of Correction released the following statement regarding the situation:
“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit. 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.”
Upon discovering the scene, Hernandez was rushed to a hospital. The former tight end was declared dead at the scene by hospital staff.
Last week, Hernandez was found not guilty in the double-murder trial of victims Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. While he was not convicted of that crime, Hernandez was already serving a life sentence, without the possibility of parole, for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.