Court OK’s $5m lien on Aaron Hernandez’s real estate

Aaron Hernandez’ North Attleborough home.
George Rizer for the Boston Globe
Aaron Hernandez’s North Attleborough home.

A judge has approved a $5 million lien on any real estate Aaron Hernandez owns, a legal attachment that had been sought by relatives of two Boston men the former New England Patriots player is accused of murdering in Boston in 2012.

According to court records, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Bonnie McLeod approved the attachment of any real estate Hernandez owns on behalf of relatives of Daniel Abreu and gave her conditional approval for relatives of Safiro Furtado once a personal representative is chosen.

Abreu and Furtado were close friends shot to death on a South End street after allegedly having a minor encounter with Hernandez inside a Boston nightclub. Abreu, while dancing, allegedly bumped into Hernandez, causing him to spill some of his drink. Abreu smiled and kept dancing.


Hernandez allegedly stalked the two after they left the nightclub and shot them. He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in Suffolk Superior Court and is being held without bail.

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Relatives of the two men have filed wrongful death lawsuits against Hernandez.

Separately, he is accused of killing Odin L. Lloyd in North Attleborough in June 2013 and has pleaded not guilty to those Bristol County charges and is also being held without bail. Hernandez is expected to soon be transferred to a jail closer to Boston.

Lloyd’s family has filed their own wrongful death lawsuit and already obtained a $5 million lien against Hernandez’s home on Ronald C. Meyer Drive in North Attleborough, which the town has assessed at $1.2 million.

John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.