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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Former NFL star, Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

 

Former American NFL star, Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, has killed himself in prison.

Hernandez’s death comes five days after he was acquitted of murdering two men in Boston in 2012. 
However, he was still serving a life without parole sentence for murdering Odin Lloyd, who was at the time dating the sister of his fiance, in North Attleborough in 2013.

Prison officials say, Hernandez, 27, was found hanging around 3:05 am Wednesday morning in his Massachusetts prison cell in what seems to be an apparent suicide. 



Confirming his death, the Massachusetts Department of Correction in a statement said:
'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. He 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.'
It was however reported that he was not kept on a suicide watch neither did he leave a suicide note in his cell.
Authorities are now investigating the death of the former New England Patriots star who was released in June 2013 immediately after his arrest for the murder of Odin Lloyd.



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