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.