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Ex-NFL star Hernandez commits suicide in jail: officials

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 00:43

Former U.S. football star Aaron Hernandez was found dead inside his prison cell in an apparent suicide on Wednesday, according to the Massachusetts state Department of Corrections. Erica Ferrari reports.

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BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~**BROADCASTER: NO ACCESS. DIGITAL: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS.**~ Former football star Aaron Hernandez is dead in an apparent suicide inside a prison cell. The Massachusetts Department of Corrections saying the former New England Patriot was found hanging inside his cell at approximately 3:05 am on Wednesday. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. the Department says Hernandez hanged himself with a bedsheet attached to the cell window, and attempted to block to the door from the inside. State police are investigating his death, which comes five days after his acquittal on double homicide charges in a seperate case.

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Ex-NFL star Hernandez commits suicide in jail: officials

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 00:43