Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, according to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.
Hernandez used a bed sheet tied to his cell window to kill himself. He also tried to jam the door of cell with “various items,” according to a statement from the prison.
He was being housed at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center. His body was discovered at 3:05 a.m.
The Massachusetts Department of Corrections said in a press release that 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.
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