Aaron Hernandez found dead in his prison cell

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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.

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    • Rest in peace? This POS was a murderer. Killed one guy in cold blood and was involved in the murder of the other two. He was only acquitted because it was his word vs the other guy’s and the jury couldn’t determine who actually did the shooting. It’s a sad life story, but I have no sympathy for him.

      • Oh common ground! I knew this day would come. I agree.

      • Its only a sad story for the men and women Hernandez brutalized, terrorized and or murdered. He was a gang banger and a heartless SOB. He does not deserve our sympathy, and to give it to him insults those he took it upon himself to harm.

  • Must of been some thick a$$ bed sheets. Hernandez was no small dude. But either way he finally did the right thing. Pretty sure he misinterpreted his lawyer when he said “hang in there”

  • What a waste of a life. Very sad. Many lives destroyed as a result in recent years. Just sad.

    • Yes and no. Sad in that lives were ended due to Hernandez’s brutal actions. Sad that numerous family members lives’ were destroyed because Hernandez felt taking a life was the proper response to injured pride. Sad that AH is dead? Hell no. When it come to violent crime, every bit of my sympathy is reserved for the victim and their families. They are often brushed aside in favor of “sad” journalism detailing how the poor perp was really the victim of the fill-in-the-blank road that led to his/her making a “bad choice”, but that he/she is really not a “bad person.”

      I’m all for rehabilitation and reducing minor-offender prison populations, BUT when you murder, rape, or otherwise savage another human being for pleasure/pride/money, you’ve crossed a line in my book that there is no going back from or explaining away. You are now and forever more a predator, a textbook “bad person”. You are not a “victim” and will receive no sympathy from me. There’s nothing sad about a brutal murderer taking his own life – just karma in action.

    • Very well said. Thoughts to all of the families affected. I hope the families of those murdered find peace and the daughter of Aaron can grow up and find peace as well.

  • nice to wake up to some god news

  • This story should be at every rookie symposium for every sport the world over. Millions of dollars to be made while playing a game that millions of people wish they were getting paid to play and you can’t leave the hood life behind. Now there are families left looking for answers and you’re mleft hanging in a cell.

  • Rising to the highest of highs only to fall to the lowest of lows. What a ride that fool had.

  • Hopefully his victims’ families will have some closure now.

  • I hear a lot of people today saying that he finally grew a conscience and took his life due to the guilt of his crimes which I think is total BS because this guy is a complete psychopath who most likely capable of such a feeling. As someone who went to UF during the exact time he was there and was aware of all the bad stories about him before the general public years later I wasn’t surprised at all when he was convicted of murder. My only surprise was how poorly a career criminal was at covering up his crime. My guess is that he realized that the Odin conviction wasn’t getting overturned, and going from the euphoria of beating a double murder trial to realizing that it did absolutely nothing to change the fact he was never going to be a free man was too much to handle. At least now he may have some money left to leave to his daughter, if he hasn’t spent it all on lawyers already.