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Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) Former NFL star and Connecticut native Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his prison cell Massachusetts early this morning, and transported to the Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Department of Correction officers said that Hernandez hanged himself using a bed sheet he attached to his cell window. 


The former New England Patriots tight end was acquitted Friday of murder in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a drink spilled at a nightclub.


But he was convicted of a gun possession charge.  A judge sentenced him to four to five more years in prison.  He already was serving life in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating his fiancee's sister.

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