Aaron Hernandez dies in prison

Former NFL player and convicted murderer found dead in cell

CNN - Disgraced former NFL player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is dead.

The Massachusetts department of corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell Wednesday morning.

He was later pronounced dead at a hospital in Leominster.

Officials believe Hernandez committed suicide with a bed sheet he attached to his cell window.

The former New England Patriots player was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for the 2013 killing of former friend Odin Lloyd. His death comes less than a week after he was acquitted of killing two men outside a Boston night club back in 2012.

State police are investigating the incident.

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