Family of victim files wrongful death suit against ex-Patriots player

Dec. 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The family of a man former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing has filed a wrongful death against Hernandez, court records say.

Odin Lloyd's family seeks several restraining orders to prevent Hernandez from selling his home or receiving a multimillion payout from his former team, the Fall River (Mass.) Herald News reported Tuesday.

Hernandez, 24, is believed to be owed more than $3 million from his contract with the Patriots, the newspaper said. Court documents indicated his home is appraised at $1.25 million.

The lawsuit, filed by attorney Kevin J. Phelan on behalf of Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, does not specify the amount of monetary damages being sought other than the amount sought probably exceeds the value of Hernandez's home, the report said.

A hearing is scheduled Thursday afternoon in New Bedford on the restraining orders.

Hernandez is charged with murder and firearms offenses in Lloyd's June 17 shooting. He is being held without bond.

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