Aaron Hernandez’s cause of death has been established following the former standout football player’s demise in prison this week.
The one-time New England Patriots star, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, was found dead early Wednesday.
He was only 27.
A representative for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections said in a statement at the time Hernandez’s body was found:
“Mr. Hernandez [hanged] himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. [He] was in a single cell in a general population unit.”
“Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”
Prison sources say that Hernandez was discovered at 3:05 a.m. and that those who came across his body tried to save his life at the time.
He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m., with all signs pointing to him having committed suicide in his cell.
Not so fast, his attorney and inner circle insisted.
Hernandez’s attorney, Jose Baez, who just secured an acquittal for him in an unrelated double murder this month, disputed that conclusion.
Baez said the Bristol, Conn., native’s family and legal team were “shocked and surprised” and that if nothing else, he was skeptical.
He had previously expressed optimism for getting Hernandez’s original murder conviction overturned, saying in a statement:
“There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible.”
Aaron, Baez correctly states, was not on suicide watch, and “looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence.”
So was Aaron Hernandez murdered in prison?
No. Despite the disbelief among family, friends and colleagues, Hernandez’s cause of death has been officially ruled a suicide by hanging.
The medical examiner in charge of the case and officials …read more
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