Attorney on Aaron Hernandez's money: 'There's just nothing left here'
The attorney, John Fitzpatrick, also said that Hernandez's house in North Attleborough, Mass., is in the process of being vacated. Fitzpatrick said the mother of Hernandez's child, Shayanna Jenkins, is having financial difficulties but he wasn't sure if she still lives in the house.
According to Fitzpatrick, Hernandez only received a "fraction" of the $40 million contract he had signed with the Patriots. The attorney said Hernandez has had to pay legal expenses for a "platoon of lawyers," as well as support Jenkins and his child.
"There's nothing left here as a practical matter. There's just nothing left here," Fitzpatrick said of Hernandez's money.
On Thursday, a judge extended a restraining order barring Hernandez from selling his 2005 Hummer and keeping the money, according to the Associated Press.
Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder last month for the killing of Odin Lloyd and was sentenced to life without parole. Following the conviction, Lloyd's mother re-filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her son against Hernandez, the Patriots and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
He pleaded not guilty Thursday in Boston to witness intimidation for allegedly shooting a friend in the face. The man is expected to be a key witness in Hernandez's upcoming double murder trial for the 2012 killing of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
- Molly Geary