Aaron Herenandez, who was convicted of murder and was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in June of 2013, committed suicide in his jail cell on Wednesday (April 19).
“On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital,” a statement from Christopher Fallon, the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Communications of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, read (via CBS). “Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window.”
“Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified,” the statement continued.
Aaron leaves behind his partner Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez and their 4-year-old daughter Avielle. Aaron was drafted by the New England Patriots and became a star tight end before his arrest.