Court Could Put a Boot on Hernandez’s Hummer

     BOSTON (CN) – With a $5 million lawsuit pending against Aaron Hernandez, the mother of the man Hernandez killed wants to block the sale of his Hummer.
     Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is serving life in prison after a jury convicted him last month of the June 17, 2013, murder of Odin Lloyd.
     Ursula Ward, Lloyd’s mother, has a wrongful death pending against Hernandez in Bristol Superior Court, and she filed suit in Suffolk County Superior Court last week to prevent the sale of Hernandez’s 2005 H2 Hummer.
     Ward’s five-page complaint notes that the Bristol County Superior Court has already approved a $5 million attachment to her civil suit, and halted sale of Hernandez’s North Attleboro mansion.
     Hernandez bought that property in 2012 for $1.3 million, according to the real estate website Zillow.
     Ward filed suit over the Hummer on May 11, saying Hernandez listed his Hummer for sale at Central Motor Sales in Wrentham, Mass., the preceding Friday.
     “Hernandez has systemically been attempting to hide, dissolve, and otherwise liquidate his assets in order to avoid attachment by this plaintiff,” the complaint states.
     The website Carfax shows that Hernandez bought the vehicle in May 2013, putting less than 1,000 miles onto it before his arrest the following month. He allegedly listed it for $30,900.
     Though the used-car retailer’s website still shows that the Hummer is available for purchase as of May 18, a representative of the company who declined to give his name said Central Motor Sales does not have possession of the car.
     “We never owned it,” the representative said when called for comment.
     Lloyd had played semi-professional football and was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiance when he was murdered in an industrial park about 1 mile away from Hernandez’s home.
     Ward is represented by Kelsey Raycroft of Sheff Law in Boston.
     Hernandez faces separate murder charges in Suffolk County over a 2012 shooting in Boston’s South End, plus a series of civil complaints related to these and other incidents.

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