Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself Wednesday in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, taking his life on the same day his ex-teammates on the New England Patriots were set to visit the White House to mark their Super Bowl victory. Guards found Hernandez just after 3 a.m., Correction Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said. Hernandez had been housed in a single cell in a general population unit at the maximum-security state prison in Shirley.

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