The Short of It

Former New England Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez

By J.A. HaglApril 19, 2017

04/19/17

Former New England Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday morning. According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, 27-year-old Hernandez was pronounced dead at a local hospital. He was found hanged by a bed sheet. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Recently, Hernandez was found not guilty for the double murder of two men on a Boston street in 2012. He has a four-year-old daughter with his longtime fiance.