Aaron Hernandez has committed suicide in his jail cell.
Aaron Hernandez was found hanging from a bed sheet at 3:05 am Wednesday inside the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center. A man who once lived the big life in a 7,100-square foot, three-car garage mansion, stuffed his few belongings up against the cell door to buy himself a couple extra seconds to die.
The suicide came just five days after a jury found him not guilty in the deaths of Abreu and Furtado. It was a legal vindication but not much more. Hernandez was there that night, riding shotgun with his buddy, Alexander Bradley, as they pulled up on a carload of Cape Verdean immigrants they’d briefly encountered earlier in the night. Someone opened fire, killing two, wounding one and forever changing everything.
Prosecutors could never really prove who was the triggerman. Bradley, a convicted felon and admitted drug and gun dealer, said Hernandez did it. He was getting immunity, though, and admitted he hated Hernandez so much he’d kill him if he could. Hernandez didn’t say a word. There was scant additional evidence.
Hernandez is survived by his wife and daughter.
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