Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Is Dead, Found Hanging In His Prison Cell
A sad end to a life that went so wrong. Back in 2010, Aaron Hernandez’s life was looking pretty good. He was a star player on the New England Patriots. He was in the NFL! That’s almost every little boy’s dream.
But then it all went to sh*t in 2013. In June of 2013, Hernandez was arrested in connection to the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancée’s sister at the time. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 2015 and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
Last week, Hernandez scored a very minor victory when he was found not guilty in a separate murder case. Prosecutors alleged to the jury that Hernandez gunned down two men following an incident at a nightclub.
But when you’re already serving a life sentence for murder, being found not guilty of another murder doesn’t really have the same impact.
And early Wednesday morning (April 19) Hernandez took his own life. He was found hanging in his cell by corrections officers.
You can check out the full statement below…
“On April 19, 2017, Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza 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.”
It’s worth noting that those who knew Hernandez claim he would have never committed suicide. His former agent, Brian Murphy, told reporters, “Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life.”
And his lawyer Jose Baez released a statement saying he is shocked. According to Baez, Hernandez showed no signs of wanting to kill himself…
“There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible. Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death. We request that authorities conduct a transparent and thorough investigation.”