The estate of former New England Patriots tight end, Aaron Hernandez, has officially settled with the families of the two men he was accused of killing in a 2012 drive-by.
Hernandez was charged with the murder of 29-year-old Daniel de Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Furtado outside of a Boston club but was found not guilty at trial.
According to prosecutors, Hernandez became violently enraged after someone accidentally bumped into him inside the bar, spilling his drink. Hernandez allegedly waited outside the bar for hours for the men to leave, then followed their car down the street before opening fire and killing them.
However, Hernandez’s attorneys claimed it was their client’s friend who killed the two men over a drug deal gone wrong. Hernandez was acquitted in 2017 and killed himself inside his prison cell just days later, as he had been serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Details of the settlement have not been disclosed. But, an attorney for the Hernandez estate insists “no assets of the estate were used to settle the matters.”