SHOCKING NEWS: Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison
In shocking and breaking news this morning, former NFL player Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison in the wee hours of this morning. Full story inside.
Just days after being acquitted for most charges in a double murder case, Aaron Hernandez committed suicide by hanging himself in his single prison cell.
Authorities at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts confirm Aaron used his bedsheets to kill himself at 3:05AM. His individual cell was in general population.
Aaron was serving life in prison after his 2015 conviction of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Interestingly, his lawyer Jose Baez recently claimed Aaron had a fighting chance of overturning that sentence.
The full statement from the prison authorities is below:
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) April 19, 2017
In the double murder case, the 27-year-old was charged with killing of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado - immigrants from Cape Verde. This past Friday, a jury found him not guilty on most of the eight counts he faced, including murder and armed assault.
Aaron's death comes on the same day his former team the Patriots are making their visit to WH – today – to mark their Super Bowl win.
Aaron, who played tight end, signed a $40 million contract with the Patriots in 2012. He was cut from the team once arrested for Odin Lloyd's murder in 2013.
Sad situation all around.