Murder or Suicide !? NFL Star Arron Hernandez Killed Himself In Jail
Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his Massachusetts prison cell late Tuesday night using a bed sheet, this according to prison officials.
The 27-yr-old ex-NFL star had just been acquitted in a double murder case on Friday and his lawyer Jose Baez believed Hernandez had a real shot at getting a previous murder conviction overturned.
But Wednesday morning, officials at the maximum security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts found Aaron dead in his cell.
“Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window,” a rep for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections said in a statement.
“Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.” officials say Hernandez was discovered at 3:05 AM on Wednesday morning, and they tried to save his life. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 AM.
A prison official told local news there does not appear to be a suicide note at the scene. We’re told Baez believes this could be a murder either by inmates or the folks who run the prison.
Baez says the family is “devastated” and does not believe Aaron was in a frame of mind to take his life.