Aaron Hernandez

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In 2015, former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez was placed on suicide watch after being found guilty on all charges for killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Last week Hernandez was found not-guilty in the killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, but he reportedly took his own life in the early morning of April 19, 2017.

Former New England Patriots star Hernandez was 27-years-old and serving a life sentence at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center, and corrections officers found him hanged at 3:05 am. After being rushed to the hospital, he was eventually pronounced dead at 4:07 am.

We will share more details about the death of Aaron Hernandez as they become available.