A Massachusetts judge has allowed a $5 million lien to be placed on all properties owned by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, after it was requested by the families of two men he is accused of killing, according to The Boston Globe's John R. Ellement.
The ruling allows the families to keep possession of Hernandez's home in the Boston suburbs until they are paid any money they might win in a wrongful death suit filed against the fourth-round pick.
Hernandez is accused of shooting Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado after they had an altercation inside a night club in Boston's South End in the summer of 2012. He has also been charged with the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
Another judge recently approved Hernandez to be moved to a new jail that would allow him to be closer to his lawyers' offices in Boston.
The trial for the charges stemming from Lloyd's death is set to begin October 6.