Sports Mother of Hernandez victim filing wrongful-death lawsuit

08:40  20 april  2017
08:40  20 april  2017 Source:   theScore

Read the full statement from the Department of Correction

  Read the full statement from the Department of Correction The full statement from the Department of Correction regarding the death of Aaron Hernandez: On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital. Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window.

Families (or a family member) who file a successful wrongful death lawsuit (meaning that the family of the wrongful death victim can prove the fatality was the result of another person or party's negligence or malpractice) can sometimes be awarded .65M Awarded to Family of Mother Killed by Truck.

Cheryl Shepherd, mother of the deceased Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the Chiefs, claiming that the team was directly responsible for Belcher's mental health deteriorating.

  Mother of Hernandez victim filing wrongful-death lawsuit © Jonathan Wiggs / Boston Globe

MILFORD, Mass. - A lawyer who represents the mother of the man former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of killing says she's moving forward with a wrongful-death lawsuit.

Hernandez hanged himself Wednesday in prison, where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 slaying of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd had been dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

Attorney Doug Sheff represents Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward. He says a judge has already found Hernandez was liable in Lloyd's death. He says all that's left for a judge or jury to decide is the amount of damages to be awarded to Lloyd's family.

Sheff says the lawsuit will proceed against Hernandez's estate. He says he has placed liens on Hernandez's Massachusetts home, estimated to be worth $1.3 million.

No date has been set for the civil trial.

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Ex-NFL star's estate currently worthless, home to be sold .
Court records show the estate of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez currently has a dollar value of zero. The former New England Patriots tight end took his own life last week in prison.Hernandez's fiancee and her lawyer said in an affidavit filed Wednesday in probate court that Hernandez's estate is currently worth "$0.00" with "no monies available and no identifiable personal assets." The Boston Herald first reported on the affidavit.But there is an offer to buy Hernandez's house — worth nearly $1.3 million.

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