Former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez was found dead Wednesday morning in his cell at the Massachusetts prison. All just days after his acquittal in the double murder case he was being charged for.
The 27-year-old former NFL superstar was found dead in his cell by correctional officers around 3:05 a.m. According to officials he committed suicide by hanging himself from a window using bed sheets. After medics performed life saving techniques on him he was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to statements, Hernandez also tried jamming the door by placing various items that would prevent officials from coming in. His death is being questioned by people that knew him personally. Friends and family claim that he was not suicidal. While his death is being thoroughly investigated officials do believe that he simply took the easy way out.
Serving life sentence:
For those unfamiliar with Aaron Hernandez here is a recap. Hernandez was convicted of first degree murder in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. A stranger discovered Lloyds body who had apparently been shot at an industrial park.
When authorities began to gather more information they discovered that Hernandez and some buddies were the last people he was with the night before. Odin Lloyd was a semi-pro football player who was in a relationship with Hernandez’s soon to be sister in law.
As the investigation played out more and more evidence arise to the surface that pointed to Aaron Hernandez to be the alleged shooter.
He immediately became the prime murder suspect and on April 2015 he was finally found guilty and charges with murder.
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.