Is Aaron Hernandez’s estate worthless?
Although reports earlier this year suggested the former New England Patriots player was worth over $8 million prior to his suicide, a new report claims Aaron Hernandez’s estate “isn’t worth a dime.”
On April 27, the Boston Herald revealed that an attorney for Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, filed an affidavit in which she alleged that the late athlete’s estate is currently worth “$0.00″ with “no monies available and no identifiable personal assets.”
As the outlet explained, there is an offer on Aaron Hernandez’s former home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, which is currently listed for $1.29 million, and Jenkins is hoping to close the deal quickly. While Jenkins took Hernandez’s last name years ago, the couple never actually married.
Aaron Hernandez’s former home was put on the market over one year ago and finally, just days after he took his life at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, an offer was made.
According to the report, Jenkins’ attorney, George J. Leontire, did not disclose the pending sale price on the 7,100-square-foot home in his court documents.
“The Colonial-style house — listed on realtor.com for $1.29 million — includes a pool with a waterfall, a movie theater, a wet bar, built-in grill, jetted tub, gourmet kitchen and three-car garage. It also has a finished basement with a sauna, ice bath and space for a workout room,” the Boston Herald revealed.
Over the winter, as Aaron Hernandez served a life prison term for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, the price on his home was reduced by $200,000. If the home sells, the money from the sale will be given to Ursula Ward, Lloyd’s mother, who filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Hernandez years ago.
In the court documents, it was reportedly revealed that Jenkins, who shared a 4-year-old daughter with Aaron Hernandez, was seeking to preserve whatever she receives for the sale of the house to pay off any damages awarded in the Lloyd case “and any potential future actions arising out of decedent’s death.”
“Attorney Douglas K. Sheff, who represents Lloyd’s mother Ursula Ward, said the pending purchase and sale agreement will be addressed at a hearing this morning in New Bedford Superior Court, at which his firm will ask that the named defendant in the wrongful-death action be changed from Hernandez to his estate,” the Boston Herald continued.
In a statement to the outlet days ago, Sheff said that he has been working with the broker, Jenkins, and her attorney to get the home sold. As he explained, he and his team fielded an offer on the home and requested it be sold. Shortly thereafter, Jenkins and Leontire went to probate court to make sure the sale would go through.
“We’re making the right arrangements so that the house can be turned into money because it’s losing value,” he said. “It’s not being tended to.”
While Aaron Hernandez and Shayanna Jenkins used to live in the home together with their daughter, Avielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez, Jenkins has been seen recently in Connecticut and is believed to be living in Rhode Island.
Just days before Aaron Hernandez committed suicide by hanging a bed sheet to his prison cell window, the former New England Patriots player was in court where he was acquitted of the 2012 double homicide involving victims Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
Aaron Hernandez was also mid-appeal in his murder case involving Lloyd and hoped to have the ruling overturned before ultimately taking his life.
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