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Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez dies by suicide in prison

Tags: Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL.
Posted on 20 April 2017 by "T".

Aaron Hernandez, age 27, a former Patriots tight end, on early Wednesday morning hanged himself inside his jail cell and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

According to a Massachusetts Department of Corrections officer, they found Hernandez who hanged himself in his cell room after 3 a.m. He was rushed to the UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster but attempts to revive him failed. He was pronounced dead an hour later.

In a statement by the corrections center, "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."

Hernandez starred at the University of Florida and from 2010-2012, he played tight end for the New England Patriots, catching 18 touchdown passes.

His death occurred less than a week after he was deemed not guilty in a double-murder trial that happened in 2012, involving the murder of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu in Boston. The verdict came almost two years after Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd in June 2013, with which he faced a sentence of life in prison without parole.

On June 17, 2013 midnight, Odin Lloyd was fatally shot six times in a deserted industrial park close to Hernandez's home in North Attleborough. Odin Lloyd was a semipro football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée. Hernandez was charged with murder nine days after, and the Patriots let him go. He was found guilty in April 2015 and sentenced to a life behind bars without parole.

Aside from first-degree murder (in which the consequence was life sentence in prison without parole), he was found guilty for only one of the eight counts: illegal possession of a firearm, and as a result of this, he was sentenced to another four to five years in prison. He was also accused of witness intimidation and shooting a witness, Alexander Bradley, in the face in an attempt to silence him.

Hernandez's death comes the same day the Patriots visited the White House to commemorate their February Super Bowl win.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn who prosecuted the case said, "This is a shocking and sad end to a very tragic series of events that has negatively impacted a number of families."

Patriots coach Bill Belichick recently played a word association game during a media interview, and when Hernandez's name came up, he responded by saying, "tragedy."



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11 comments on "Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez dies by suicide in prison"

 Gerimantas20/04/2017 09:57:12 GMT
So I read and do not really understand was he guilty or mot, o understood that 1st he was said to be guilty now on last statement henwas not guilty but still decided to end his life, so if he was not guilty then why he was not released from the prison?
 Damnson20/04/2017 11:36:56 GMT
R.I.P what a shame Sad
 DaCapo7120/04/2017 17:56:06 GMT
Verry sad news that such a young sports pro was dying in a prison. And not ever we can believe the story behind this news about his suicide, is that true or not... He had a future after the prison and normally a manager give him a second chance in his sport.
 pajalnick20/04/2017 18:52:28 GMT
Suicide in prison is always suspicious ... maybe it was the revenge of the relatives of the murdered person or did he quarrel with someone in prison ... maybe everything ... or he was just tired of being locked up and freed his spirit
 Mober20/04/2017 20:44:32 GMT
From what i read, the article was talking about two crimes. He was found not guilty for the 2012 one
but guilty for the 2013 one.
I dont think he had any future dacapo. He was in for life with no parole, so nothing was going
to change for him.
 bowie198421/04/2017 01:30:19 GMT
This has nothing to do with gambling nor casino/poker related tbh. He was just your average psycho who was getting around treating people like $hit because he watched Scarface/Goodfellas way too many times during his high school years - until one point he just thought its okay to act like the characters in those flicks.
Neither the NFL nor the sports world has lost anything of value with his death.
 doubletop77721/04/2017 09:15:12 GMT
What a story this is. This guy had everything going for him and he lost it all. It is very sad to hear about his death but, we should not forget, he was in jail for a heinous crime but it is still very sad
 Nightkid29/04/2017 14:06:54 GMT
Well the truth is a shame to see things like this ... but good is the vidad and one sometimes does not usually understand the reasons why the person reaches those extremes, but only the one who is in that situation I think he really knows ...
 bowie198401/05/2017 00:42:43 GMT
Posted by doubletop777:
What a story this is. This guy had everything going for him and he lost it all. It is very sad to hear about his death but, we should not forget, he was in jail for a heinous crime but it is still very sad

Ha was in jail for being stupid and lets just say he continued to act stupid and now he is dead.
 dule-vu01/05/2017 11:48:10 GMT
there is not much to say about this!he have so many things in his life,so many wrong decisions and probably he is guilty and he couldnt see himself in prison for so long!it was up to him will he live in prison or he will stop everything,he choosed second one!
 xpok3rkingx15/05/2017 06:16:28 GMT
he was guilty there was enough proof so what are you saying he hung himself cause he knew his life is over anyway wwhich means no mmore money

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