A former New England Patriots star who was convicted of murder was found hanged Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence, officials said.

CNN is reporting the death of Hernandez, 27, comes just days after he was acquitted in a separate murder case.
Hernandez "was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m.," the Massachusetts Department of Correction said.
Aaron Hernandez

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