Fam­i­lies sue Her­nan­dez es­tate

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

A wrong­ful-death law­suit filed against the es­tate of for­mer NFL star Aaron Her­nan­dez is headed back to court.

Her­nan­dez was ac­cused of gun­ning down Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Fur­tado in 2012. The for­mer Pa­tri­ots tight end was ac­quit­ted in April. Days later, he hanged him­self in his prison cell. He was serv­ing a life sen­tence in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

Af­ter Her­nan­dez’s death, the fam­i­lies of de Abreu and Fur­tado said they would con­tinue to pur­sue their wrong­ful death claims against Her­nan­dez’s es­tate.

Lloyd’s mother has said she will con­tinue to pur­sue a sep­a­rate wrong­ful death law­suit against Her­nan­dez’s es­tate.

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