The news surfaced early this morning that former Patriot Tight End Aaron Hernandez, was found dead in his prison cell at 3:05 a.m. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, as Hernandez was found hanging in his cell where he had been alone throughout the night.
Hernandez was found guilty of murder in the first degree on August 15, 2015, and was serving out his sentence of life imprisonment with no possibility of parole in the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Beginning in January of 2017, Hernandez was on trial for a double-murder charge as a result of a drive-by shooting involving Hernandez and a friend of his. On April 14, 2017 Hernandez was found not guilty on the double-murder.
Hernandez’s suicide happened just five days after him beating the double-murder charge. Which is why the correctional officers at the prison said that Hernandez was not displaying any different behavior or moods, and that is why there was no suspicion for him to be put on suicide watch. Although there was no signs of trouble coming from Hernandez, the death has been ruled a suicide with no suspicions of foul play.