CNN is reporting that Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his cell this morning (April 19th). Hernandez was found in his cell hanged in his cell by a corrections officer at approximately 3:05am. Hernandez was rushed to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07am.
It is being reported thatHernandez was in a single cell in general population. He used a bed sheet to hang himself from his cell window. It is also being reported thatHernandez attempted to block his cell door with objects.
Last week Hernandez received a not guilty verdict on two first-degree murder charges. Hernandez was already life without parole for a prior murder case. He was 27 years old.Follow @rnbcincy