• Hernandez sued by families of victims in July 2012 murder


    FALL RIVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- One day after getting in a jail house fight, Aaron Hernandez is facing two new wrongful death civil lawsuits.

    The suits were filed Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court by family members of two men shot and killed in Boston back in July 2012.

    A Suffolk County grand jury has been investigating Hernandez for the double murder, but no criminal charges have been filed yet.

    One of the lawsuits was filed by the brother of Daniel Abreu. The other was filed by the father of Safiro T. Furtado. Both men were gunned down in Boston's South End during a drive-by shooting. Someone pulled up next to the BMW they were in and opened fire. The plaintiffs are each seeking $6 million from Hernandez.

    The filings allege Hernandez willfully, recklessly and/or maliciously shot a fire arm from inside his vehicle killing both men. It also says Furtado and Abreu sustained excruciating extensive conscious pain and suffering prior to death.

    Hernandez was first linked to the killings over the summer, within days after he was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd.

    Court documents suggest Lloyd may have been killed because he was talking about the Boston double murder and Hernandez wanted to silence him. Why Abreu and Furtado were killed still remains a mystery.

    Court documents say hours before the double murder Hernandez is seen on surveillance following Abreu and Furtado and three other their friends into a Boston night club. Later in the night, surveillance shows Hernandez following the men as they walked out of the club.

    Hernandez is now facing four separate civil lawsuits, the two filed today, one filed by the family of Lloyd, and another filed by his former right hand man Alexander Bradley who claims Hernandez shot him in the face.

    Two big questions remain. Will Hernandez be charged with the Boston double murder? And if so, how much longer will it take?

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