The Latest: Lawyer wants Patriots' payout in Hernandez case

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 12:49:51 AM. Attorney Doug Sheff tells reporters he's issued 'a friendly challenge' to the Patriots. Hernandez's fiancee and the couple's 4-year-old daughter also would have legal claims to his estate. The mother of the man former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of killing says she's convinced justice was done even if the murder charge gets erased. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for killing
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the prison suicide of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A lawyer for the mother of the man Aaron Hernandez murdered is asking the New England Patriots to voluntarily give her whatever money the ex-NFL star might still be owed. Attorney Doug Sheff tells reporters he's issued "a friendly challenge" to the Patriots. Hernandez was a star tight end for the team before he was cut in 2013, the same year he killed Odin Lloyd. Sheff says he's asked the Patriots for $6 million. The team didn't immediately comment on his request. LATEST TRENDING VIDEOS: Story continues below Sheff is representing Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, in a wrongful-death lawsuit. He said Friday he wants to be certain that any of Hernandez's assets go to help support Ward. It's unclear what assets Hernandez had when he hanged himself in prison this week, and how they might be distributed. Hernandez's fiancee and the couple's 4-year-old daughter also would have legal claims to his estate. ___ 12:20 p.m. The mother of the man former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of killing says she's convinced justice was done even if the murder charge gets erased. Courts in Massachusetts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for killing Odin Lloyd when he hanged himself in his cell earlier this week. Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, says a jury found...Read more
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