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Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday morning. The former New England Patriots star was serving life in prison.

Aaron Hernandez’s life sentence for murder has come to an end.

The former Patriots tight end, who scored a legal victory last week, committed suicide in prison last night.

The Massachusetts Department of Correction issued a statement saying Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts around 3:05 a.m. this morning.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement read. “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.”

He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday. State Police are investigating the incident.

Last week, Hernandez was acquitted of a double-murder charge, but was still serving life without parole for killing Odin Lloyd in 2013.