BOSTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, convicted in a 2013 fatal shooting, was reportedly moved to a segregated prison cell after a handmade knife was found in his cell.
Corrections officers at the maximum security Souza-Baranowski prison found the weapon during a routine search of inmate housing. Hernandez was removed from the general population at the prison located outside Boston. The Massachusetts Department of Corrections did not comment.
Hernandez was convicted in April in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and semi-pro football player, in June 2013. Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée, was shot six times. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison. He is also awaiting trial in a 2012 double homicide.
Hernandez has been involved in other scuffles while in prison, including a May prison fight that landed him in the segregation unit. After one of the fights, prison officials found Hernandez had a new tattoo with references to the Bloods gang.