• Patriots, Kraft named co-defendants on civil suit against Hernandez


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Both the New England Patriots and Kraft Enterprises were named co-defendants in a civil suit against former Patriot Aaron Hernandez regarding the 2012 Boston double murder he is accused in.

    The civil wrongful death lawsuit against Hernandez, was filed on behalf of the two Dorchester men who were allegedly shot by the ex-Patriot two years ago. Lawyers for victims Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado are looking to stop the Patriots from handing over a contract signing bonus that the NFL Players Union is looking to award him. They are also looking to freeze any assets from the sale of Hernandez's $5 million North Attleboro home. They believe the money should be put aside for the victims.

    "We are seeking to have the families who have been victimized by these deaths have some assets set aside that they may be somehow compensated. The two young men in our case both supported their mothers with their modest earnings. That support and emotional attachment has been lost forever. Our information is that Hernandez has received over $11 million in compensation in the 3 years as a Patriot. Part of his funds and assets should be set aside for the victims of his crime. The victims should be compensated. These court pleadings seek the Court to order that attachments enter to preserve assets and funds for the victims of these killings," Attorney William T. Kennedy said.

    Hernandez was just recently charged in Furtado and de Abreu's murder in Boston's South End after allegedly getting upset over a spilled drink at a nightclub.

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