The family of Odin Lloyd has re-filed her Massachusetts wrongful death case against former New England Patriot and now convicted murder Aaron Hernandez. A Fall River jury convicted the ex-pro tight end, 25, of Lloyd’s murder earlier this month. Hernandez is serving a lifetime prison term without parole.
At the time of the murder, Lloyd, 27, was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancé. In 2013, Lloyd was shot several times and left in a deserted industrial park close to Hernandez’s North Attleborough home. Police found a key to a vehicle that the pro football player had rented in Lloyd’s pocket. Following his arrest, the Patriots cut ties with Hernandez.
Prosecutors suggested that Lloyd was killed because he knew too much about the football player’s alleged involvement in a fatal 2012 drive-by shooting. Meantime, the defense argued that Hernandez’s celebrity had led investigators to focus on him. They also said that a shoddy probe had taken place in a rush to wrap up the investigation.