Hernandez sued by families of Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu


While former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may not be sued by the handcuffed inmate Hernandez allegedly beat up earlier this week in jail, Hernandez has been sued by the families of two men he allegedly killed in July 2012.

According to Travis Anderson of the Boston Globe, a pair of $6 million lawsuits have been filed in Suffolk County Court against Hernandez by the families of Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu.

Hernandez is believed to be a suspect in the ongoing criminal investigation of the murders of Furtado and Abreu, who were shot while sitting in a vehicle on July 16, 2012.

“The criminal probe into [Abreu and Furtado’s] homicides remains very active,” a spokesperson for the Suffolk County District Attorney told the Globe.

The family of Odin Lloyd previously sued Hernandez for wrongful death; Hernandez is being held without bond pending trial on the charge of murdering Lloyd.

While Hernandez’s assets are shrinking as he pays ever-mounting legal bills, he’s still seeking $3.25 million in earned but unpaid signing bonus from the Patriots and another $2.96 million in guaranteed pay from the team.  It would be wise for all three families to take steps necessary to freeze Hernandez’s remaining assets in place.

15 responses to “Hernandez sued by families of Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu

  1. Anyone else remember Super Bowl 46? Everything went south for New England right after Hernandez scored a TD early in the 3rd quarter. Divine justice?

  2. What would those steps be? How would they freeze his assets? It would be nice if you could have elaborated on that a bit.

    Can he sign all his assets over to someone else in the meantime? Is that an option?

  3. A word to the wise to these two families. Sleep with one eye open. Strange things happen to people connected to Mr. Hernandez (even in jail)

  4. In my understanding, once you initiate a lawsuit, you can request the defendant’s assets to be frozen pending resolution of the case. This is most likely occurring given the circumstances surrounding Hernandez.

    Also, whereas a criminal case requires proof “beyond a reasonable doubt,” a civil suit only requires a 51% burden of proof. Since the burden of proof is much lower in civil cases, they are very tough to beat (just ask O.J.).

    Given the fact Hernandez is in jail awaiting a trial and is unlikely to make any money in the near-term, freezing his assets is s prudent step to ensure the plaintiffs can get at least some of the judgment in the event they win the lawsuit.

    I’m not sure about these two families but it’s extremely likely that Odin’s lawsuit will be successful. By freezing the assets, they will get some money as opposed to the lawyers getting everything.

  5. Tebow’s ex-teammates always seem to be in the news around the same time. Hernandez..check, Cooper..check,… I wonder if Percy Harvin injured himself again today.

  6. Furtado and Abreu might be heroes for a possible murderer staying in jail.

    If they sue him he will lose too much money in legal fees to where he’ll stay in jail.

    Heck, I heard the possibility that Robert Kraft had known people in the force and they knew about Hernandez to the extent where Kraft just decided to cut him and hold his pay once his arrest was made.

    With the grievance ruling not happening for a while Hernandez (as Boston attorney Harry Manion says) may be left penniless. I know that he is supposed to be pronounced innocent until proven guilty, but if he can leave shell casings and bubble gum in the rented car, vandalize his security system, give his phone in pieces, and not at least deny while cameras were directly in front of his Attleboro home we know that he’s guilty and troubled.

    If he lacks enough judgement to do the first 4 things how can he lack even more judgement to avoid denial?

    Plus, he’s troubled regardless of prison life affecting him. Beating up a guy who is “jawing” with you and owning at least 5 different weapons with no license???

    This is guy needs to be in jail no matter what.

    He’s a creep.

  7. Doesn’t he have to be actually charged with involvment before people can start suing him? If the cops had a case they would have at least charged him by now. Ridiculous.

  8. To freeze an asset all you do is hire a lawyer to do that for you. You just have to have a legit claim that can demonstrate you have a likely case to win and that the other party could be at risk of not being able to fulfill on the payment.

    But the reverse of that is Hernandez could have in a sense froze his own assets through a cash-value Life Insurance account, but now he can’t qualify for a new policy. You’re supposed to buy Life Insurance when you have money so that you can protect that money from others in the future. A good lawyer can find ways to garnish your money no matter where you have it, except in many cases where you strategically used Life Insurance, which is also the only thing in the world that has special tax-free advantages on interest credited as well. Hernandez probably went with investment recommendations that pay his advisors larger commissions. He should have hired somebody that was looking out for his best interests to manage his fortune.

    Well I guess I’ll just use him as an example when I try to educate others in the future on how money actually works. His loss will be somebody else’s gain.

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