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Breaking news: See Why Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

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The former Patriots tight end, who scored a legal victory last week, committed suicide in prison last night, according to the Boston Globe.

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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.”

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

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

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