Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison


Aaron Hernandez’s life sentence for murder has come to an end.

The former Patriots tight end, who scored a legal victory last week, committed suicide in prison last night.

The Massachusetts Department of Correction issued a statement saying Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts around 3:05 a.m. this morning.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the statement read. “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”

He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday. State Police are investigating the incident.

Last week, Hernandez was acquitted of a double-murder charge, but was still serving life without parole for killing Odin Lloyd in 2013.

112 responses to “Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

  1. As likely the only person posting on here that spent time in two maximum security prisons, I can tell you this story does not check out, both in regard to the time between look-ins and the door-jamming detail.

    There is most definitely more to the story; but, most likely, no one will care enough to do a proper investigation as doing so would reflect poorly on staff.

  2. Wow. Just, wow. Not too often a headline feels like an actual smack to the face.

    Anyway, as much as I loathed him, I must thank him for giving us the gift of NEVER HEARING ABOUT HIM AGAIN

  3. Not a big surprise since he was never going to get out of jail. I wish I could drudge up some sympathy for him but I keep thinking about the 2 people he shot (allegedly) and the person he was convicted of murdering. I have to reserve my sympathy for them since they did not get the choice to live or die.

    Still I feel for his young child and the fiance he left behind.

  4. Not to be callous, but it was probably his best option. He had alot of time to think about his life and how he blew it. May he find peace, that he didn’t find in this life.

  5. What an utterly sad story and a waste of what might have been a useful, inspiring life. Hernandez made horrible choices and now has paid the ultimate price by his own hand. Hopefully some people can learn from this sorrowful example.

  6. There is so little good to say about this man. All I can think of is this: if one young person learns a lesson from how he lived his life–and threw it away–that will be at least something.

  7. I am surprised that he last this long. I couldn’t imagine losing all of that fame and money to live in a 6×8 cell for the rest of my life. His demons got to him. I understand nothing can ever bring back a murdered family member, but I hope this brings some closure for the Lloyd family.

  8. Wow….To go from a HOF career…to this….really sad stuff.

    Guy had 2 sides to him….and the bad side eventually took over.

  9. Guilt and hopelessness is a powerful combination. His whole adult life has been a tale of sadness. Hopefully young people learn from this example and do not become overly self-important.

  10. Wow. Just Wow. The life of one Mr. Aaron Hernandez is something you can write a movie about. Incredible how you go from a freshly minted contract of 5 years at $40 MILLION dollars w/ perennial Super Bowl favorites to accused of multiple murders, to a life sentence with no parole, to an overturned double-murder case and now suicide. Literally going from the top of the world to the absolute bottom. What a waste.

  11. “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever.”

  12. GOOD! Now the Lloyd family can finally quit hearing about this scumbag Hernandez and start the process of healing. They will never get Odin back, but they know for certain that the individual that took him is no longer here and will never walk out of Sousa a free man.

  13. so he takes three lives unnecessarily then ends his too. what an unbelievable waste of human lives. all of them. even aarons.

  14. Who knows what goes through someone’s mind when they make that decision. It’s a tragic end to a tragic story. But only God knows what he was thinking and hopefully Hernandez had a chance to ask forgiveness in time to save his soul.

  15. A sad ending to a troubled life. Hernandez had it all – money, fame, adulation – and he threw it all away. Not to excuse at all what he did, still sad to see it all end this way.

  16. Wow. Hire the mighty have fallen. Wasn’t that long ago when I saw people wearing his jersey all over.

  17. This is fishy. Why now? He just got acquitted for the double murder and Jose Baez could’ve gotten him freed since the acquittal takes away the motive for the first Odin Lloyd murder. His situation just improved. They were out to make an example out of him from the start. Ask yourself, why did his associates Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace both got off easy and get to cut sweetheart deals with the prosecution? Why did waste money to charge him with the double murder when their only “star witness” is drug dealer currently incarcerated (Alexander Bradley)? Not saying he was a nice guy but the whole thing reeks. And before you condemn him, know that Rae Carruth, who hired a hitman to murder his pregnant ex-girlfriend, is scheduled to be released next year. I don’t believe he committed suicide. I don’t believe Lawrence Phillips committed suicide last year either. This stuff happens more than you think.

  18. Too bad – rotting in jail is a much harder sentence especially when you had a fortune on the outside. I’m not a believer – but I hope it’s hot as hell wherever his conscience lies.

  19. Many pro athletes dream of going out on top. After his court room victory last week, Hernandez might have been feeling the same way.

  20. And now the prosecutors will be saying, “We were just doing our job.”

    The things that came out in is second trial raise some serious issues with what occurred in his first. I don’t know the right of it, but now I suspect things weren’t nearly as cut and dried as they were made out to be.

  21. The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever.


  22. 3 Finger Lenny says:
    Apr 19, 2017 7:42 AM

    The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever.


    Really, the saddest thing is unnecessarily snuffing out 3 young lives and ruining 3 families when you were going to kill yourself anyway.

  23. This seems suspicious to me…
    He just beat one trial and I believe his current conviction is under appeal. Can we at least confirm the whereabouts this morning of Jim McNally…

  24. The only people sad about this are his attorneys. They were licking their chops at all the appeals they were going to file while taking every last cent of his money.

  25. Hernandez verdict on himself I guess.

    All over an accidental bump and spilled drink. What a terrible thing.

  26. When keepin it real blows up in your face….

    A multi million dollar contract, skillset to get to that level, and one of the best college education in the nation.

    But no, you had to keep it real in front of your homies that you ain’t soft and not gonna let noone spill their drink on me!

    May the victims families sleep a little better knowing he’s no more.

  27. To all the people surprised by the timing, I think it actually makes sense. I suspect he has intended to kill himself for some time, but he first wanted to clear his name of the double-murder charge. As for why he would spend the money on lawyers if he was planning suicide, I say “why not”? He’s not going to take that money with him.

  28. I think he had resigned himself to a guilty verdict in the double homicide and when he was acquitted the reality of just how incredibly stupid the Odin Lloyd murder was finally hit him like a ton of bricks and he couldn’t bear it. Remember, the motive in the Odin Lloyd trial was that Hernandez was worried Lloyd might have been talking to people about the exact double homicide he was just found not guilty of. So he basically killed a guy, his future sister in-law’s boyfriend no less, because he was worried about him possibly talking about other murders he ended up getting away with. He openly cried in court last week, something he did not really do in the first trial. I think he had already played the possible outcomes out in his head, and like I said earlier, was resigned to a guilty verdict. Had he been found guilty i think it would have in someway justified the Lloyd murder in his head or at least not changed his mental status quo. When he ended up being found not guilty it added so much more pain and self hatred to his decisions involving Lloyd that he simply could not deal with the stress anymore.

  29. The hits keep coming. Roger Goodell just suspended Hernandez an additional 12 games.

  30. where are all the front-running trolls blaming Roger for this? 2 titles in 12 years and they walk around like they invented football

  31. Sad, very sad, I want to send condolences to all the families affected by the murder and suicide. I really feel bad for his little girl.

  32. Must’ve opened up the bills from his lawyer. If only Baez’ other client, Casey Anthony will follow suit.

  33. Condolences to the family left behind. What a shocking turn of events! I’m wondering if the family of the victims are relieved or even more angry.

    Additionally, I wonder if a deeper investigation will discover any note. Having just won his last case, he might not have been on any suicide watch schedule.

    I can see Hernandez deciding to take a small measure of control, wanting to keep a semblance of dictating his fate.

    It’s not hard to imagine the shame he felt. If he was the cold-blooded killer he projected himself to be, then the shame of being locked up and losing his money and status must have been totally emasculating. Unfortunately, he may have felt no shame at all at what he did.

    It’s all between him and God now.

  34. Nobody wins….absolutely nobody wins.

    Wrong. I win. Now I don’t need to hear any more ‘updates’ on this SOB.

  35. If he felt remorse he could have been a positive force for good in the world after his incarceration. He could have confessed. He could have wrote about his life and tried to inspire other people to avoid making the same mistakes that he did. A lot of people who made terrible decisions go on to try to do this sort of thing. But he didn’t do any of that.

    Love thy neighbor. Be good to people.

  36. I have done time and when i first read this i figured it was too much for him to handle and stress took over , prison plays a dirty mind game with a soul.
    I think it will turnout that since he was last aquitted and he has a lawyer that got a child murderer off “sorry i will not say her name” the other inmates did not want him to see light of day ever again.
    It will ne interesting to see how 3:16 was written on his forehead. With his hand or someone else’s

  37. Depression doesn’t just leave you when you become rich Life is a struggle to anyone

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