Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez already is serving a life sentence for killing Odin Lloyd in 2013, and Hernandez is awaiting trial on charges that he killed two other people in 2012. The good news for Hernandez (if there’s any way that’s possible) is that he has one less item to worry about on his personal legal docket.
Per multiple reports, Hernandez has settled a lawsuit from Alexander Bradley, a former friend who claims Hernandez shot Bradley in the face and left him to die. The complaint was filed only days before the shooting death of Lloyd.
The case was due to go to trial next month in Florida. Via the Hartford Courant, documents filed in court did not specify the terms of the agreement.
It’s unclear how much (if any) Hernandez willpay Bradley, especially since Hernandez also is facing wrongful-death lawsuits from his actual/alleged murder victims. It’s also unclear whether and to what extent the settlement will become a factor in the pending double-murder trial, given that Bradley is a key witness in the case against Hernandez.