Former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez was coming off of a big legal win on Friday after he was acquitted in a double murder over a spilled drink.
While it was a rare piece of good news for Hernandez it didn’t overcome the fact that he was already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the murder of former buddy and pot supplier Odin “the Bluntmaster” Lloyd.
With his attorney talking smack about a possible retrial in the Lloyd murder case it now looks as though the final chapter has been written in the sordid Hernandez saga.
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his jail cell and is pronounced dead at a Massachusetts hospital. https://t.co/PorARbSWe0
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 19, 2017
The Associated Press reports “Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell”:
Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and has been pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27.
An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities tried to revive the former New England Patriots tight end, and he was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster at 4:07 a.m.
Prison officials say the Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts They say he hanged himself using a bed sheet that he attached to a cell window.
Authorities say Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.
While it was a coward’s way out for Mr. Hernandez, justice has been served and the taxpayers in Massachusetts will no longer be on the hook for feeding and housing this murdering thug.
This is a developing story