NFL star Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison just days after being acquitted of murder

Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star, killed himself in prison on Wednesday morning (19 April), officials have said. The one-time New England Patriots tight-end was discovered hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, at approximately 3.05am local time. "Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit," a statement by the Department of Correction said.