first_imgBOSTON — 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.His death came just days after the 27-year-old athlete was acquitted in a second murder case.Guards found Hernandez just after 3 a.m., Correction Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said. The onetime tight end was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead about an hour later.Hernandez had been housed in a single cell in a general population unit at the maximum-security state prison in Shirley. He tried to jam the cell door to prevent guards from opening it and hanged himself with a bedsheet tied to a window, Fallon said.Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note. He said officials had no reason to believe Hernandez might take his life, and if they had had any such worries, he would have been transferred to a mental health unit.He helped the University of Florida win the 2008 NCAA championship, but he dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of his behavior of college, where he failed a drug test, he was accused of punching a bar employee, and his name came up in an investigation into a shooting.last_img read more

first_imgCheap flights to Rhodes have been announced by low-cost airline Jet2.The carrier will offer weekly flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to the Greek island as of May 27th, 2009.Forming part of Jet2’s summer schedule the new route will join flights to Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Rome, Jersey and Venice.”We are dedicated to provide people living in and around Yorkshire even more choice when it comes to choosing their summer holiday destination next year,” said Philip Meeson, chief executive of the airline, said.”This announcement marks our continued commitment to listening to our customer’s needs and creating new links between Leeds Bradford International Airport and popular European destinations.”Tony Hallwood, the airport’s commercial and aviation development director, described the new cheap flight as a “perfect addition” to the West Yorkshire Terminal.Jet2 has marked the success of this summer’s flights to Sardinia from Leeds Bradford with the announcement that the Italian destination will also be served from Edinburgh for 2009. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedJet2.com launches Leeds Bradford flights to MadeiraLow-cost airline Jet2.com has commenced cheap flights to Madeira from Leeds Bradford Airport.Jet2 launches first flight in Leeds Bradford expansionJet2 launches first flight in Leeds Bradford expansionNew flights to Monastir announced by Jet2.comCheap flights carrier Jet2.com will launch new flights to Monastir from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.last_img read more