The mounting legal troubles of Aaron Hernandez intensified on Wednesday, when the families of two men who were fatally shot in Boston in 2012 filed wrongful death lawsuits against the former New England Patriot.
The two $6 million lawsuits were filed in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of the families of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, records show.
An attorney for the families, William T. Kennedy, could not be reached for comment on Wednesday night. Copies of the civil complaints were not available.
Hernandez, 24, is being held without bail on murder and weapons charges in the June slaying of Odin L. Lloyd of Dorchester, whose bullet-riddled body was found near the athlete’s sprawling North Attleborough home. He has pleaded not guilty.
Hernandez is also being investigated for his possible involvement in the slayings of Abreu and Furtado, who were gunned down as they sat in a vehicle early on July 16, 2012 in Boston’s South End.
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