Breaking news: Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots star, was found dead after hanging himself in his cell on Wednesday, according to officials. If you want to know about Aaron Hernandez’s suicide and more, then get everything you need right here, from our Aaron Hernandez wiki.
Who is Aaron Hernandez?
Aaron Hernandez was born on November 6, 1989 to Dennis Hernandez, who was of Puerto Rican descent, and Terri Valentine-Hernandez, who was of Italian descent. He has a brother named D.J. In 2006, Dennis Hernandez died from complications from hernia surgery when Aaron was just 16 years old. He grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, where he had a rough and abusive childhood. In the city, Aaron was surrounded by a rough crowd of kids, who were petty criminals. His circle of friends included low-level criminals, but he had something they didn’t: a lifesaver in the form of a promising football career. At 17 years old, Aaron was allowed to graduate high school early and became a football recruit for the University of Florida.
Aaron Hernandez’s Net Worth
Aaron Hernandez’s stats described him as a 6’1” tight end for the New England Patriots. Within a few years of being signed by the team, he was one their star players and signed a five-year, $40.0 million contract extension in 2012. Rightly so, as he was responsible for 175 passes for 18 touchdowns. His latest net worth was estimated at $8.0 million and he bought a large home in suburban Massachusetts.
Aaron Hernandez was Acquitted
Before Aaron Hernandez’s death, he was serving a life sentence (without the possibility of parole) after he was convicted of first-degree murder for the widely publicized June 2013 killing of semi-professional football player, Odin Lloyd. He was dating Shaneah, the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. A jogger found Lloyd’s body riddled with gun shots in a Massachusetts industrial park on June 17, 2013. Nine days later, Hernandez was charged with the murder and he was released from the Patriots.
Also Read: Who Was Odin Lloyd? Why Was He Murdered?
Until just last week, he had also been facing murder charges from the July 2012 deaths of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu, two men Hernandez allegedly killed in a drive-by shooting outside of a Boston nightclub. But on Friday, he was found “not guilty”of the double murder in that case, however, he was convicted of the illegal possession of a firearm. According to CNN, Hernandez was relieved by the verdict and seemed emotional as he embraced his attorney. But he was still serving his sentence for Lloyd’s murder.
Aaron Hernandez’s Cause of Death
Aaron Hernandez was found dead on Wednesday in his Massachusetts prison cell. The former Patriots star hanged himself with a bed sheet attached to a window in his cell, located at the Souza Baranowski prison in Shirley, Massachusetts. According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, his body was discovered at 3:05 a.m. EST.
“Lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez, and he was transported to UMass Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.,” the correction department’s statement read.
Also Read: Did Aaron Hernandez Kill Odin Lloyd?
The news of Aaron Hernandez’s suicide falls on the same day that his former New England Patriots team were scheduled to attend the White House as honorary guests for their recent Super Bowl victory.
Aaron Hernandez’s Wife
Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins was his high school sweetheart and they grew up in Bristol, Connecticut together. According to the New York Times, Shayanna was told by Hernandez to move a box from their house, a day after Lloyd’s body was found. She also said Hernandez gave her a phone call from the police station and asked her to give money to a friend who would be charged for the killing, Ernest Wallace. Aaron Hernandez’s daughter with Shayanna is 4-year-old Avielle.
Reports say that there was no sign of a suicide note and that the Massachusetts State Police have an ongoing investigation in process.