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Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell early Wednesday (April 19) morning. The former NFL star and convicted murderer reportedly hanged himself.

Reports the New York Times:

Aaron Hernandez, the former star tight end with the New England Patriots who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2015, hanged himself in prison on Wednesday, the authorities said.

He was discovered in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., around 3 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Correction said in a statement.

Lifesaving techniques were attempted and he was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m., the department said.

“Mr. Hernandez hanged himself using a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window,” the statement said. “Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin L. Lloyd. He was not eligible for parole, ever.

The New England Patriots are scheduled to visit the White House today.

That is all.

Aaron Hernandez murder story

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