Former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

Hernandez was discovered dead this morning after hanging himself in his cell, according to the Massachusetts Department of Correction.
0:28 | 04/19/17

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We have breaking news Florida former patriots player for ballplayer Aaron Hernandez has killed himself and his jail cell. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for murder but we just learned that last week that he was found not guilty. In a separate double murder case he was found dead hanging by bed sheet in his cell just after 3 o'clock this morning officials say that he'd actually tried to block. The cell door by jamming it would various items Massachusetts state police are now investigating.

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