Last week, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, was found not guilty of 2 counts of murder that were committed back in 2012. However, he was serving a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder for killing Odin Lloyd in 2013.
This morning, Wednesday, April 19th, Hernandez was found hanging in his prison cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. He hung himself with a bedsheet attached to a window.
He was found at 3:05am and lifesaving techniques were attempted as he was transported to UMass Leominster. He was pronounced dead at 4:07am.
The Massachusetts State Police are currently investigating his death.