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BREAKING NEWS: NFL Star Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison

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BREAKING NEWS:  Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell on Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections has said.

Police found the former NFL star hanging in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, reports The Daily Mail

He was age 27.

‘Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,’ a statement from the DOC said. ‘Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet 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.’

On August 22, 2013, Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, in June 2013.

On April 15th, 2015, he was found guilty of first-degree murder in the Lloyd case.

He was serving a life sentence at the time of his death.

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the incident.

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