Aaron Hernandez went from a star tight end in the NFL to a convicted murderer in 2015. Just last week he won a legal battle when he was acquitted in a different murder trial, that time he was accused of killing two men. Last night, while everyone slept Hernandez killed one more person… Himself.
The news broke in the middle of the night that he reportedly hung himself in his cell with his bed sheet. He was found in his cell by guards at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center around 3am. He was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital at 4:07 am.
The story couldn’t have ended any more confusing than it started. Star player who had just signed a $40 million contract getting charged and convicted of first-degree murder at only 23-years-old. Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items, and then ended his life at 27-years-old.