Aaron Hernandez Committed Suicide Overnight
According to the Department of Correction, the former Patriots Tight End was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 3am. This is the statement issued by the DOC:
On April 19, 2017, Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souze Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital. Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez's next of kin have been notified.