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Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his Massachusetts jail cell early this morning.

The NFL star was being held in a single cell away from the general population in the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center where he was serving a life sentence for murder. The 27-year-old jammed the door to his unit using various items from the room before tying a bed sheet to a window and hanging himself. Aaron was found by guards around 3:00 am, and was then transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour later, ESPN reports.

The suicide comes just days after his acquittal on a double murder charge, however, he was already serving life without parole for the 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd.

Aaron took his life on April 19th — the same day the Superbowl champion New England Patriots are set to visit the White House.

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