Aaron Hernandez Hit With Wrongful Death Lawsuit From Odin Lloyd’s Family

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A lawyer for Odin Lloyd’s family plans to call Aaron Hernandez to the stand in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Read:The Complaint (.pdf)

Speaking alongside Lloyd’s mother at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, attorney Doug Sheff promised the case would take a different tone than Hernandez’s criminal trial, which ended April 15 with his conviction and sentencing to life in prison for Lloyd’s 2013 murder.

Aaron Hernandez convicted in Fall River Superior Court, April 15, 2015. (WBZ-TV) Aaron Hernandez convicted in Fall River Superior Court, April 15, 2015. (WBZ-TV)

Sheff said the former Patriots star tight end won’t be able to avoid testifying by pleading the Fifth Amendment.

He says Lloyd’s mother, Ursula Ward, wants to know what happened and why.

He said the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, but maintained the family is not in it for the money because no amount can compensate for their loss.

Sheff said any money that’s owed from the Patriots to Hernandez should…

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