A judge has approved a $5 million lien on real estate owned by Aaron Hernandez, The Boston Globe reports.
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.
Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting Abreu and Furtado in the South End in 2012 after having an encounter with the pair at Cure Lounge, a nightclub in the Theatre District. Abreu allegedly bumped into Hernandez while dancing causing the former New England Patriot to sill some of his drink.
Abreu and Furtado were later “stalked, ambushed, and senselessly murdered on the streets of the city they called home” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in May when he accounced the first murder charges against Hernandez in the double slaying.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the double homicide.
Hernandez already faces a murder charge in the June 2013 shooting death of Odin L. Lloyd in North Attleborough. Lloyd’s bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial yard near Hernandez’s home. That trial has been set for October 6. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in that case and is being held without bail at the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth. He will be transferred to a Boston jail Wednesday.Zeninjor Enwemeka can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @Zeninjor.