Aaron Hernandez (Image Source: Youtube screen shot)

Aaron Hernandez (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Jail officials are reporting that former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, 27, was found hanging in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. The disgraced NFL star had just been acquitted last week of a 2012 double murder but was still incarcerated for a previous murder. Hernandez was serving life in prison without parole for the shooting death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013.

Christopher Fallon, the assistant deputy commissioner of communications of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, sent out a message after Hernandez’s death on Wednesday: “On April 19, 2017, Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged 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 unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet 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. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified.”

 

 

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  • Chuck

    RIP, my friend. I hate how you allowed the devil to take your life. Now, you lave behind an innocent child, who will never know the true love of her dad. Rest well. I pray that you asked for forgiveness.

  • nosey rosy

    WOW JUST WOW , so that was an elaborate story those guards made up to make it look like he was that crazy why on earth would a man who is about to be let out of prison for 3 murders kill his self looks like who ever set him up did a great job 9 out 10 nobody will investigate this thats why prison is such a dangerous place cause the guards and warden have all the power and money is the ruler in there and if you rich when you go in there you can have cavier fish dinners , and clean new linen weekly , some folks pay for high security too hernandez was so young and stupid he didnt know he needed the same security suge knight has to afford ,, you aint gonna be king nobody in there unless you got loot , and hernandez was not street enough to be in that type of prison , and he never should have been in any type of population but it was all a set up .someone was just waiting on the outcome of this trial , and hose biaz sealed his coffin , hosea biaz paid them courts to make sure those charges were dropped and he was aquitted , but what biaz forgot is the code of prisons , you cant be that wreckless on the outside and come on the inside thinking your celebrityhood will save your ass. hernandez was arrogant nasty , dirty , and filty , ,what he got was nowhere short of what he gave his victims . and i promise you biaz HIS ATTORNEY WILL STILL BE PAID ROYAL, AND WAS PROBABLY APART OF THE SET UP … the courts is only one part of the justice system , the other part you dont want to even know . if you done killed someones love ones and those love ones got plenty of cash you better believe they have a grave yard right in the back of the prisons in america million are buried there , and the tumbs have no names cause once your in prison people on the outside dont give a dam bout your ass .
    and a lot of prisoners are pronounced dead , and the family just takes what ever story told to them . cause no one is gonna investigate a killing on the inside of no prison . the family of hernandez just have to bury him and sit down cause there is nothing can be done . he should have been more responsible than to be a hoodrat in a football jersey .. a lot of these nfl players act just like him
    AND THAT IS THE LESSON FOR ALL THEIR ARROGANT ASSES . THEY GET OUT THERE PARTYING DRINKING , DRIVING DRUNK KILLING FOLK BEHIND THE WHEEL ,, BEATING UP GIRL FRIENDS AND LIKE RAY CARUTH AND ARON HERNANDEZ STRAIGHT KILLERS .. and they all have shady passes coming form the hood , and playing football gives them a status , they have money and women .and cars and bs . and then still cant function in society like a normal human being . smdh sad

    • SrAgri

      Wow, you’ve really given some thought to this conspiracy theory.

      You know, it could be that he really did commit suicide. Maybe he didn’t think he was going to be acquitted because he knew he really did commit murder.

    • Love Dove

      I agree with every thing you’re saying, except the details of the trial. He was only acquitted of the two last murders, but he was still going to serve a life sentence for the first one so he wasn’t getting out, plus he had several more years tacked on because of gun charges or something like that.