Convicted killer and former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, according to officials.
Nearly 12 hours after Aaron Hernandez was pronounced dead, more details are coming out surrounding what happened before he committed suicide in his jail cell using a bed sheet at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. "He was brought to UMass-Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead about an hour later". He hanged himself with a bed sheet that he attached to a window, Fallon said. "Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items".
State police are probing the suicide of convicted killer and ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez in a MA prison this morning, and his legal team is vowing its own investigation. Prosecutors said he gunned them down after one of the men accidentally spilled a drink on him in a Boston nightclub.
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Because Hernandez had not exhausted all of his appeals when he died, his conviction in the Lloyd case will be voided.
Investigators began to probe the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after Hernandez was charged in the Lloyd case. That goes for the gun charge and his involvement in the murder of Odin Lloyd, and if that happens, the former National Football League star would be considered and innocent man.
The Bristol, Conn., native is survived by fiancee Shayanna Jenkins and their four-year-old daughter, Avielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez.
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"Absolutely no chance he took his own life", tweeted Hernandez's former agent, Athletes First president Brian Murphy.
But when the Patriots returned to the playoffs the next season, Hernandez was unable to even watch on television while he was in prison awaiting trial in one shooting and already a suspect in another.
"We are aware of the reports, but I don't anticipate that we will be commenting today", Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Wednesday.
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His death comes just days after he was acquitted of a double murder and on the same day the Patriots were set to visit the White House to mark their Super Bowl win.