BOSTON (AP) — Two families that filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the estate of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez have asked the team to compensate them for the loss of their loved ones.
Hernandez was accused in the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado but was acquitted in April. Days later he hanged himself in prison, where he was serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.READ MORE: Body Believed To Be Missing Five-Year-Old Elijah Lewis Found In Abington
Following a status hearing in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday lawyers for the families said they would “welcome” the Patriots compensating the families. A team spokesman hasn’t responded to a request for comment.READ MORE: 'Mecca Of Rowing': Head Of The Charles Regatta Participants Grateful For Event's Return
An attorney for Lloyd’s mother previously called on the team to be “champions of justice” by paying $6 million to Lloyd’s estate.MORE NEWS: Boston Mayoral Candidates Hit The Streets On First Day Of Early Voting
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