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CNN is reporting that Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his cell this morning (April 19th).  Hernandez was found in his cell hanged in his cell by a corrections officer at approximately 3:05am.  Hernandez was rushed to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07am.

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It is being reported thatHernandez was in a single cell in general population.  He used a bed sheet to hang himself from his cell window.  It is also being reported thatHernandez attempted to block his cell door with objects.

Last week Hernandez received a not guilty verdict on two first-degree murder charges.  Hernandez was already life without parole for a prior murder case.  He was 27 years old.