ProFootballTalk Aaron Hernandez’s life sentence has come to an end. The former Patriots tight end, who scored a legal victory last week, committed suicide in prison last night, according to the Boston Globe. The Massachusetts Department of Correction issued a statement saying Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts around 3:05 a.m. this morning. “Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement read. “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.” He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday. State Police are investigating the incident. Last week, Hernandez was acquitted of a double–murder charge, but was still serving life without parole for killing Odin Lloyd in 2013.
Shocking news, less than a week after being found not guilty of double murder, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has committed suicide by hanging himself in prison. Hernandez was never going to feel freedom again, at the time of the double murder trial, he was already serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. We knew Aaron Hernandez was comfortable with ending lives, but nobody expected that he would kill himself, I guess the guilt of his crimes coupled with the realization that he was only 27-years-old and would never see the light of day again was too much to handle so the took the coward’s way out.