Aaron Hernandez had a bad week. First the former New England Patriots receiver earned a month in isolation after beating up a fellow prisoner at the Bristol County Jail in Massachusetts. Now, the families of two immigrants killed in a summer of 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston have filed $6 million lawsuits against Hernandez.
At least as far as the criminal courts are concerned, the murders of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado remain unsolved. But given their dispute with Hernadez’s group inside a Boston nightclub and surveillance footage showing Hernandez driving a car that night that matched descriptions of the drive-by vehicle, police suspect the last man to catch a Tom Brady Super Bowl touchdown pass may have been the last to see Abreu and Furtado before their shootings. The peaceful pair’s parents seem convinced, too.
The man accompanying Hernandez that night, Alexander Bradley, has filed his own civil suit alleging that his friend shot him in the eye in Florida. That alleged shooting occurred, like the murder of Odin Lloyd for which Hernandez awaits trial, subsequent to the murders of Abreu and Furtado.