Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide, Says Prison Officials

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
GoLocalProv News Team

 

 

Aaron Hernandez
On Friday, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was cleared of committing a double murder in 2012 by a jury on Friday. This morning Massachusetts prison officials are reporting that Hernandez committed suicide in his cell at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. 

According to prison officials, Hernandez hanged himself.

He was acquitted in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive by shooting in the South End of Boston on July 16, 2012. 

Hernandez was also acquitted of witness intimidation for shooting prosecution witness Alexander Bradley in 2013 in Florida. 

He was convicted of having illegal possession of a firearm. 

Hernandez is serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, which he was found guilty of in April of 2015.

The Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots are scheduled to visit with President Donald Trump today.

Full Statement from the Department of Corrections Rgarding the Death of Aaron Hernandez: 

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.

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.

 

Originally posted 6:47 a.m.

Updated 7:56 a.m.

  • 2001

    3/7/2001
    New England
    OT
    Adrian Klemm
    Arrested on a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property after allegedly punching another motorist's windshield in a traffic dispute.
    one year probation, 50 hours community service, $455 compensation

     
  • 2001

    5/16/2001    
    New England    
    WR    
    Terry Glenn    
    Arrested in Walpole, Mass., on domestic abuse charges.    Dropped

     
  • 2001

    12/27/2001
    New England
    DE    
    Bobby Hamilton    
    Arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife at their Cumberland, R.I., apartment. Dropped

     
  • 2003

    0/21/2003    
    New England    
    OL    
    Kenyatta Jones    
    Arrested for allegedly assaulting his roommate with scalding water. One year probation, team released him within days

     
  • 2004

    4/17/2004    
    New England    
    CB    
    Ty Law    
    Arrested in the South Beach section of Miami after he allegedly led police on a brief car and foot chase.    Dropped

     
  • 2004

    7/18/2004    
    New England    
    WR    
    Marquise Walker

    Arrested in Tampa, Fla., for driving under the influence. Released by team within week, two more DUI arrests in 2006

     
  • 2006

    6/25/2006    
    New England    
    DL    
    Johnathan Sullivan
    Arrested in Griffin, Ga., and charged with possession of marijuana, noise and seatbelt violation in traffic stop.    Dropped

     
  • 2008

    2/5/2008
    New England    
    CB    
    Willie Andrews    
    Two days after Super Bowl, he was charged with possession of a half-pound of marijuana, with intent to distribute, and driving an unregistered Crown Victoria in Lowell, Mass.    Pleaded to possession; placed on probation.

     
  • 2008

    2/26/2008    
    New England    
    RB    
    Kevin Faulk    
    Issued a misdemeanor summons for marijuana possession in Lafayette, La., after routine search turned up four cigarettes.    
    Pleaded no contest, suspended five-month jail sentence, 40 hours of community service, 20-hour substance abuse program, $300 fine, $231 in court costs.

     
  • 2008

    4/27/2008    
    New England    
    OL    
    Nick Kaczur    
    Arrested, charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of prescription painkillers after traffic stop.    Pleaded guilty to speeding in deal that will dismiss drug charge if he avoids trouble for six months

     
  • 2008

    6/30/2008    
    New England    
    CB    
    Willie Andrews    
    Arrested, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a high-capacity firearm. He allegedly pointed gun at live-in girlfriend's head.    Released by team the next day. Prosecutors later dismissed charges when the woman refused to testify against him.

     
  • 2010

    9/25/2010    
    New England    
    DB    
    Bret Lockett    
    Arrested, charged with disorderly conduct in relation to incident outside club in Providence, R.I.    
    Charge to be dropped after 3 months without incident.

     
  • 2011

    11/1/2011    
    New England    
    WR    
    Julian Edelman    
    Arrested on count of indecent assault and battery. He allegedly groped woman at club underneath her Halloween costume.    
    Sentenced to six years; given probation after six months.

     
  • 2012

    4/21/2012    
    New England    
    DB    
    Alfonzo Dennard    

    Charged with third-degree felony assault of a police officer after a dispute outside a Lincoln bar. Convicted of the felony charge and misdemeanor resisting arrest; sentenced 30 days jail, 2 years probation.

     
  • 2013

    6/26/2013    
    New England    
    TE    
    Aaron Hernandez    

    Arrested and charged with murder and five weapons counts in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.   Later he was charged with a double murder. 
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