Aaron Hernandez, former NFL player for the New England Patriots, was found dead in his prison cell.
Hernandez was in prison on a conviction of murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, from 2017, where he was serving life without the possibility of parole. He was found out to be the trigger man in Lloyd’s murder.
He hung himself with a bed sheet that he attached to the window in his prison cell. There is no real suspicion of foul play as her was staying in a single cell in a general population housing unit.
The door in his cell was also blocked with various items from the inside.
There was no suicide note found, so there will be an investigation into his death. He showed no signs of suicidal thoughts or depression before the incident, otherwise he would have been sent to counseling.
There is no comment yet from the Patriots about his death.
Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who was convicted of murder in 2015, killed himself in his prison cell Wednesday morning, officials said. Hernandez, 27, was found hanging in his cell by corrections officers around 3:05 a.m. at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center, Massachusetts Department of Correction officials said in a statement. He was pronounced dead an hour later.
Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit and hanged himself with a bed sheet attached to his cell window. He also tried blocking his door from the inside with various items, officials said. An investigation was ongoing.
Hernandez was not on a suicide watch and authorities had yet to find any suicide note in his cell, The Boston Globe reported. Officials said Hernandez had given no indication he might try to take his own life. “If he had made any kind of statement, he would have not been in that unit,’’ Department of Correction spokesperson Christopher Fallon said. The death of the once-promising NFL tight end came almost two years to the day when he was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. The 15th selection in the 2010 NFL draft, Hernandez was arrested in August 2013 in connection with Lloyd’s June 2013 death.