‘I’m not happy about his death. It’s actually a shame,’ says South End murder victim’s father

Ernesto Abreu, the father of murder victim Daniel de Abreu, reacts to the suicide of Aaron Hernandez, who was charged but acquitted of Abreu's murder. He stands on the staircase in his home. Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe

For Ernesto Abreu, there was no satisfaction in Aaron Hernandez’s death: It will not bring his son, Daniel de Abreu, back from his grave.

“When I woke up this morning, I checked the Internet and that’s how I learned that he had killed himself,” the 61-year-old de Abreu told the Globe in a conversation carried out in Cape Verdean Creole Wednesday.

He added: “I’m not happy about his death. It’s actually a shame. Any loss of life is a shame. I believe in leaving things in God’s hands.”

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