Skip to main content

Aaron Hernandez Fast Facts

By CNN Library
updated 10:28 PM EDT, Thu July 10, 2014
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is led into the courtroom to be arraigned on homicide charges on Wednesday, May 28, in Boston. Hernandez pleaded not guilty in the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. He has also been charged in the 2013 death of semipro football player Odin Lloyd. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is led into the courtroom to be arraigned on homicide charges on Wednesday, May 28, in Boston. Hernandez pleaded not guilty in the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. He has also been charged in the 2013 death of semipro football player Odin Lloyd.
HIDE CAPTION
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
Rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez
<<
<
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
>
>>

(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end charged with the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd and the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Personal:
Birth date: November 6, 1989

Birth place: Bristol, Connecticut

Birth name: Aaron Michael Hernandez

Father: Dennis Hernandez, a high school custodian

Mother: Terri (Valentine) Hernandez, a school secretary

Children: with Shayanna Jenkins: Avielle Janelle Hernandez, November 6, 2012

Education: Attended University of Florida, 2007-2009

Other Facts:
Odin Lloyd, 27, played semi-pro football for the Boston Bandits and dated the sister of Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's fiancée.

Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were immigrants from Cape Verde who worked as cleaners.

Hernandez was very close to his father, Dennis, who died in 2006 due to an infection during surgery for a hernia.

Timeline:
2009 - Aaron Hernandez becomes the first Florida Gator to win the John Mackey Award, awarded every year to the top collegiate tight end.

January 2010 - Announces his decision to skip his senior year at Florida and turn pro.

April 24, 2010 - Hernandez is picked in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the New England Patriots.

April 27, 2010 - Due to allegations of multiple failed drug tests, Hernandez makes a statement admitting one failed drug test while playing for Florida.

August 27, 2012 - Signs a five-year contract extension with the New England Patriots, worth up to $40 million.

June 17, 2013 - Prosecutors say Odin Lloyd is seen at around 2:30 a.m. leaving with Hernandez and Hernandez's friends, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, in a rented silver Nissan Altima.

June 17, 2013 - A jogger finds a body riddled with gun shot wounds at an industrial park in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

June 18, 2013 - Police search Hernandez's home in connection to the body found in the industrial park a mile away, which is later identified as Odin Lloyd.

June 22, 2013 - Police search his home for the second time.

June 26, 2013 - Aaron Hernandez is arrested and charged with first -degree murder for Lloyd's death. He is also charged on five weapons-related charges. He pleads not guilty and is held without bail. Hernandez is released by the New England Patriots less than two hours after his arrest.

August 1, 2013 - Tanya Cummings-Singleton, Hernandez's cousin, is jailed for not testifying before the grand jury.

September 19, 2013 - Ernest Wallace pleads not guilty to the charge of an accessory after the fact of a slaying.

September 27, 2013 - Carlos Ortiz, a Hernandez associate, is indicted on a single count of accessory to murder after the fact, in connection with the killing of Odin Lloyd. He later pleads not guilty.

October 16, 2013 - Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's fiancee, pleads not guilty to perjury charges. Prosecutors allege that she lied to a grand jury and disposed evidence.

November 27, 2013 - Hernandez's attorney files an answer to a complaint in federal court in Miami filed by Alexander Bradley, stating that Hernandez is invoking his Fifth Amendment rights. Bradley claims Hernandez shot him in the face after an argument in a Miami strip club.

December 16, 2013 - Odin Lloyd's family files a wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez.

January 16, 2014 - Unsealed court documents reveal that prosecutors suggested that Hernandez may have pulled the trigger in an unsolved Boston double homicide in July 2012. Victims Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were killed when shots were fired into their 2003 BMW. Another passenger was wounded and two others were uninjured.

January 30, 2014 - The Bristol County District Attorney's Office alleges Hernandez used "coded messages" in jailhouse calls to discuss allegations that he killed Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors request recordings of jailhouse calls and records of Hernandez's visitors since his arrest in June 2013.

February 7, 2014 - The judge denies the prosecution's request for the recordings of Hernandez's jailhouse phone calls.

February 25, 2014 - According to the Bristol County Sheriff's Department, Hernandez is involved in an "altercation with another inmate."

February 26, 2014 - The families of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, the two men gunned down in Boston in 2012, file a wrongful death lawsuit against Hernandez; each family is seeking six million dollars.

April 11, 2014 - The two friends who were seen in the car with Hernandez on June 17, 2013, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, are indicted and charged with Odin Lloyd's murder.

May 1, 2014 - Hernandez is indicted on charges of assault and battery and threats to do bodily harm, in connection to the February 25 jailhouse altercation.

May 15, 2014 - He is indicted for the July 2012 murders of de Abreu and Furtado and charged with three counts of armed assault with attempt to murder.

May 28, 2014 - At his arraignment, Hernandez pleads not guilty. Prosecutors allege that Hernandez killed de Abreu and Furtado after de Abreu bumped into Hernandez at a nightclub, causing the latter to spill his drink.

July 7, 2014 - Defense request to have Hernandez moved to jail closer to Boston is granted. His lawyers argued that the trip from their offices to the Bristol House of Corrections could take up to two hours due to traffic.

July 8, 2014 - A judge in the civil lawsuit brought by the families of de Abreu and Furtad freezes Hernandez's $5 million in assets pending the outcome of his double-murder trial. The freeze includes the disputed $3.3 million Hernandez claims he is owed by the New England Patriots.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT