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WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Hummer owned by former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has been found for sale at a used car lot.
Hernandez was convicted last month of the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's mother is suing him, and her lawyers have been trying to find Hernandez's assets. At the time he was arrested, Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots.
WFXT-TV found the 2005 Hummer H2 Luxury for sale at Central Motor Sales in Wrentham for $30,900 and traced it to Hernandez using the vehicle identification number and court documents. Hernandez bought it in May 2013, the month before Lloyd was killed in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough. An online listing said it had 35,665 miles on it.
A woman who answered the phone at the lot Friday morning said the Hummer was no longer for sale. She wouldn't comment when asked why it was removed from sale or how the car lot got it.
Douglas Sheff, a lawyer for Lloyd's mother, said on Friday that he is concerned someone is acting on Hernandez's behalf to move around his assets. He also said he was worried the same person has access to Hernandez's money. He declined to name anyone who may have control of Hernandez's assets.
Sheff said he plans to subpoena witnesses to testify under oath about the Hummer and other assets in the wrongful death lawsuit proceedings.
Hernandez's lawyer, Michael Fee, did not return a message seeking comment. Hernandez is serving a life sentence.
The Hummer was seized by police after they found it parked at an apartment Hernandez rented in Franklin. Inside, police found a magazine for .45-caliber ammunition, the same caliber as the gun used to kill Lloyd. The murder weapon was never found. But the judge threw the magazine out as evidence and would not allow it to be used at trial. She allowed the vehicle to be returned to Hernandez in December, not long before his case went to trial.
Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. The motive for the crime has never been explained.
Hernandez is still facing two counts of murder in Boston, where he is accused of gunning down two men after an encounter in a nightclub in 2012. He has pleaded not guilty. In addition to the lawsuit from Lloyd's mother, he is also facing lawsuits from families of the other two men he is accused of killing and from a former friend who says he was shot in the face in 2013 after he insulted Hernandez.
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