An attorney for Hernandez’s estate asked that the lawsuits filed by the families of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado be heard in Bristol County, where the attorney’s office is and a third wrongful-death suit is being heard.
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A judge in a decision released Wednesday said Boston is the proper venue because that’s where the families live and an impartial jury can be seated.
Furtado and de Abreu were killed in a Boston drive-by in 2012. Hernandez was acquitted of the killings in April. Days later, he killed himself in prison, where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.