Hernandez commits suicide in his cell.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
BOSTON — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead inside his prison cell early Wednesday morning after committing suicide. Christopher Fallon, a spokesperson at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts, said the ex-NFL star hung himself with a bed sheet that he tied to a cell window. He even tried to jam the cell door with various items to prevent anybody from coming in. Guards at the maximum security prison made the discovery around 3 a.m.
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Hernandez, 27, was pronounced dead an hour later at UMass Memorial-Health Alliance Hospital. Prior to taking his own life, Hernandez wrote bible verse John 3:16 on his forehead with his own blood before smoking synthetic marijuana.
Hernandez, who was busy serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, was recently acquitted of the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
After hearing the verdict, a teary Hernandez blew a kiss to his daughter.
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