Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder killed himself in Massachusetts prison cell on Wednesday morning days after he was acquitted in a separate murder case.
Corrections officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley found him hanging by a bed sheet attached to a window about 3:05 a.m.
“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit. He hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window. He also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items,” a statement from the Department of Correction reads, the Boston Globe reported.
According to New York Post, the 27-year-old was rushed to UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 am, officials said in a statement.
Christopher Fallon, DOC spokesman said he was not on suicide watch because there had been no indication he planned on hurting himself. He added that investigations are ongoing and there is no suicide note in his Unit G-2cell.
May his soul rest in peace.