Posted December 19, 2013

Judge seizes Aaron Hernandez’s mansion, assets for pending lawsuit

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Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge  Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A Massachusetts judge seized former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez’s mansion as part of a pending wrongful death lawsuit, according to the Boston Globe.

Judge Richard Moses’ order in Bristol Superior Court attached the North Attleborough mansion and froze Hernandez’s assets at the request of the family of Odin Lloyd, as part of their suit against Hernandez. Hernandez has been jailed since June while awaiting trial on charges of murdering Lloyd.

An attorney representing Hernandez in the criminal case did not object to the order, but requested that the matter be revisited at a later date.

The order allows the home to be sold, but the proceeds from the sale would be frozen.

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Lloyd’s family is also seeking to block the $3.25 million payment the NFL Players Association claims Hernandez is owed by the Patriots. The family has filed court papers requesting that the funds be awarded to Lloyd’s estate when the lawsuit is resolved. A lawyer for the Patriots said the team would not pay Hernandez, should the union prevail in their pending labor grievance.


57 comments
GarySanders
GarySanders

Gotta love our justice system.  It's broken for sure.  The prosecutors in this case have been playing dirty pool if you ask me.  The judge asks them a simple question about sharing discovery and they just go well uh I don't know.  What a joke.  I'd be surprised if this even makes it to trial.  The judge should dismiss the case.  This is coming from someone who thinks he probably did it too.  What did we really lose here?  Odin Lloyd great american man?  No, we lost a frigging DRUG DEALER so who cares?  Deal drugs you should be shot.

MarkMcClure
MarkMcClure

He hasn't been found guilty yet? How can the SEIZE his property?

x72
x72

& according to John Clayton his rear has also been seized.

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

money and fame is normally good for  1 free murder in this country...only thing is aaron has killed like 36 people

UOfan
UOfan

This guy is the scum of the earth and deserves death. No other option in my mind. He has killed more than one person. What a piece of villainy and scum he is. 

George
George

The new millennium OJ ... only this one will probably lose the criminal trial too.

ChrisPilon
ChrisPilon

now he can't sell off all his stuff and pay for a better attorney to get him out of this...

Adolfis
Adolfis

I am not saying he is innocent or guilty but why is he still in jail? I thought you had to be sentenced after a trial to be kept in jail?


And either way it is a smart move by Odins family. They will be first in line to collect money if he is convicted. That is after Hernadez's lawyers get their cut and then Odins family's llawyers. So that means they would be left with a few hundred grand before taxes.

Matthew W
Matthew W

Wait till the criminal trial is over folks! This makes the Lloyd family look like they're only interested in the money....cha ching! Odin is dead but we never have to work again!!!!

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

Guilty or not guilty, our criminal justice system is all bleeped up! Sholdnt we get through the criminal proceedings and finding him guilty or not guilty and then allowing for a civil suit to take place. I take the loss of Oden to his family but civil suits so quickly like these feel like a money ploy and not always on the family of the victims but a sleaze ball attorney whispering in their ears about it. What are you going to do its the system we have voted individuals to continue to uphold. All you can do is hope that you or yours never hit it head on like the parties involved.

effeweall
effeweall

Aaron is totally getting railroaded.  I think he was framed by the two guys he was with.  I hope justice prevails and the truth comes out.  Aaron can still help the Pats this postseason if things work out for him.  I hope justice prevails here.

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

I'm not comfortable with this.  It's too much judicial power.

Clearly, Hernandez is a dirtbag, but he hasn't even been found guilty, and we have a judge basically seizing everything he owns?  Sorry, too USSR for me.

Some people may be cheering, but this is how totalitarian regimes work, and define crimes as anything they don't like.

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@UOfan Killed more than one person? He hasn't even been found guilty of one murder and you are calling him a multiple murderer? I'm not saying he's innocent, from what has been made public, sure sounds like he's guilty. However, our justice system is designed so people like you don't have a say in what goes on. 

chris s1
chris s1

@ChrisPilonthats not true he can use anything he has for legal matters that is built into the broke system.

Adolfis
Adolfis

@ChrisPilon I wonder if Jameis Winstons attorney would go up north. He is a miracle worker.

wetmouse
wetmouse

@Matthew WWTH is wrong with you? They have to move forward on this or Hernandez will pull an OJ Simpson (again) and start hiding everything of value. The family would be incredibly stupid not to do this! Nor do they have any obligation (legally, morally, etc.) to wait for him to be convicted of one of the many murders he committed.

KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

@Matthew W I'm sure they have a lawyer that knows a hell of a lot about this stuff than you do.  They were most likely told that they need to sue in order to freeze the assets or else there would be no money later.  Very similar to what happened with O.J. Simpson.  

Alistair2
Alistair2

@effeweallDude, this troll is too easy. Poor KristianColasacco and Sportsfan18 may have seizures. That whistling sound you hear is your posts going straight over their heads.

tbost4321
tbost4321

@effeweallYou came across some of that really good, Vietnam-era LSD, didn't you?

KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

@effeweall There's so much stupidiy in your comment that I cannot even fathom how somoene could write it, much less believe it.  Just to start with the most blatantly obvious, he's not even on the Pats you moron.  

WTFdude
WTFdude

@effeweall Dude this is like the funniest thing I read in a while. are you sure your name is not Zack Galifinacus? lol, because their is no way in frikin hell will the Patriots touch this retard. Arron Hernandez is a Pariah in the league. 

Adolfis
Adolfis

@MidwestGolfFan Oddly enough he must not have had a good financial adviser. If he would have his property would have been in a trust or LLC or even a family members name. A lot of people do this to protect their assets. This happens from corp execs all the way down to engineers. That way if they get sued they can protect their property as long as the event in question is not related to their trust or LLC or family member..


I do agree with you though it seems he has already been hung long before the trial. Regardless of his behavior and how it was when he was at UF he didnt seem to separate himself from a certain element that helped him down a very destructive path. Maybe if he was not shown so much leeway with his behavior in his early years he would have had a little more integrity later on in life.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@MidwestGolfFan too USSR for you?  uh, this is how the legal system here works and HAS been working this way for a long time.


you think this is NEW, or just BECAUSE it's hernandez?  i hope you're like 15 yrs old b/c then i'd feel a bit better.


shocking what Americans don't know about their own country.

wetmouse
wetmouse

@MidwestGolfFanI'm astounded at how ignorant you football fans are of the law. This COULD NOT happen in the old USSR, moron!

KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

@MidwestGolfFan The civil trial is completely separate.  He doesn't need to be found guilty in a criminal trial first.  The burden of proof is also different.  It makes perfect sense  

Anyway, I'll let you get back to your hyperbole now.  

OwenCaterwall3
OwenCaterwall3

@Voiceover310 @UOfan The deeds are done. The victims are dead. Only the question of conviction remains. He doesn't suddenly become a killer at the point of verdict, he just becomes a convicted killer. So technically UOfan is right.

Adolfis
Adolfis

@life_is_a_sport @Adolfis 

Ok, that makes sense a little, if they didnt pull his passport, but now he has no money, house, cars or anything. Are they going to let him out now?


It just kills (no pun intended) me at the absurdity of the law and how its applied unevenly sometimes.

effeweall
effeweall

@wetmouse @Matthew W I would love to see Aaron Hernandez host a magic special from jail where for his grand finale he hides his 7,000 square foot mansion from people looking to get paid.  I bet David Blain and Copperfieilf would be so jealous, they would do a special from prison in the next six months.  Aaron is a trendsetter.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@KristianColasacco @effeweall  read effeweall's comment above about wanting hernandez to cast a magic spell to make his mansion disappear so those wanting it couldn't find it.


he's off his rocker, this effeweall I mean.

effeweall
effeweall

@KristianColasacco @effeweall i cannot wait until Hernandez is proved to be not guilty.  He will sue the NFL, The Police and then he is gonna go after the two people who betrayed him the most, bellecheck and Kraft!  I cannot wait until next year and after he wins a superbowl with the team for 2013-14 season, he sues Kraft for ownership of the team.  Then he can sit in krafts box and harass Bellecheck every game for the rest of his contract with the team.  Aaron is ready to turn the tables on all the people that are railroading him.  When He holds up the Lombardi trophy in Feb 2014 at giants Stadium it will be pure vindication!!!

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@wetmouse@MidwestGolfFan 

Before you start throwing vicious insults around, you should learn what "analogy" and "metaphor" mean.

In the USSR, the state got to do whatever it liked, including seizing your property for any reason at all.  Hernandez hasn't been found guilty or liable for anything, and the state is essentially seizing his property.  I don't like it, because the government could do this to anyone who is arrested and accused of anything at all.

ScottDeaver
ScottDeaver

@OwenCaterwall3 @Voiceover310 @UOfan  Absolutely. And beyond that, I am free (something called the First Amendment) to express my opinion about the murders and who committed them irrespective of the perpetrator's conviction, arrest, or even suspicion (the right, of course, extends to everyone else as well). It is literally sufficient to say he's a murderer because I sincerely believe he's a murderer. Of course, saying so *knowing* differently is a crime in itself ("knowing" being the operative word), and of course Mr. Hernandez can sue me civilly (but he has a very high bar to cross, and once the grand jury has said the same thing, a bar impossible for him to get over).


This very site exists because I (and you) can express any opinion we wish within those guidelines. So yes, Hernandez is a multiple murderer.

Adolfis
Adolfis

@NoQNoSuperBowl @Adolfis @ChrisPilon  


Psychopathic:

-Of, relating to, or characterized by psychopathy

.-Relating to or affected with an antisocial personality disorder.


That isnt the right word you meant so lets try...


Psychopathy:

-Mental disorder, especially when manifested by antisocial behavior.



Nope I still do not think that is what you were going for since both of those are dealing with antisocial behavior.... I think you meant this.


Psychotic:

-Of, relating to, or affected by psychosis.

-A person affected by psychosis.


Psychosis  

-A severe mental disorder, with or without organic damage, characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration of normal social functioning.



Yeah so I think the correct word you meant or could have used to best describe your thought would have been psychotic. And FYI since I can at least best describe the correct word you meant shows how incorrect you are because I am not the one  who has lost contact with reality.

Like I have always said. It seems FsU fanboys can not get their facts straight.......

Adolfis
Adolfis

@NoQNoSuperBowl @Adolfis @ChrisPilon 

Actually no I dont. I spread the truth like the gospel it is. If the truth is to raw for you then get over it. The only thing psychopathic about this is the way you troll me like a stalker.

Adolfis
Adolfis

@Voiceover310 @Adolfis @life_is_a_sport  

There have been a lot of people accused and charged with murder that have made bail.

 Michael Chambliss  comes to mind. He was granted bail even though there is a video of him actually committing the crime. So like I said. The absurdity of the law and how it is applied is uneven.

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@Adolfis @life_is_a_sport He has no bail, there are a ton of criminals in county jails across america that have no bail. It all depends on the crime itself. 

AdamCsor
AdamCsor

@MidwestGolfFan @KristianColasacco The seizure of Hernandez's property is temporary pending the outcome of the civil trial.  It has nothing to do with his criminal guilt or lack thereof.  


If Hernandez is found to be responsible for Lloyd's death in a civil court, the asset seizure ensures that funds are available to pay the debt resulting from the (civil) wrongful death verdict.  If Hernandez is not responsible civilly for Lloyd's death, then he'll get his money.  Well, actually Hernandez's lawyers will end up with most of his money either way, but Lloyd's family will only see it if they prevail in their wrongful death suit.  And note that Lloyd's family could prevail while Hernandez is found not guilty.  That is exactly what happened in respect of OJ's early 90s legal problems.

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@KristianColasacco@MidwestGolfFan  

Because the lawyer probably already has his own lien on the property and doesn't much care what happens after that.  

I've known a lot of incompetent and even some downright crooked lawyers.  A lawyer's non-objection doesn't make something right.