BOSTON (WHDH) -
Legal troubles are piling up for former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Hernandez is already facing murder charges in the death of a Dorchester man.
Now two local families say the ex-NFL star pulled the trigger in a deadly double murder in Boston's South End.
Ernesto Abreu and Salvador Furtado both fought back tears as they talked about the deaths of their sons.
“We want to let people know his death is killing us inside,” Furtado said through an interpreter. Both fathers, through their attorney, said they know of evidence and witnesses who will testify that Aaron Hernandez was the trigger man who killed their sons back in 2012.
On Wednesday they each filed a $6 million civil wrongful death lawsuit against Hernandez.
While Hernandez is a possible suspect in the police investigation, no criminal charges have been filed against him.
“They have no control criminal over the criminal case, no control of whether prosecutors bring or don’t bring a charge or if they ever bring a charge. What they do have control over is asking for accountability under our civil laws,” The men’s attorney William Kennedy said.
The fathers say they didn't know Hernandez as a football star, they know him as a man accused of killing Odin Lloyd and the man they believe pulled the trigger taking their sons.
Hernandez is facing two additional civil suits, one from the family of Odin Lloyd and the other from a former friend who accuses Hernandez of shooting him in the face.
Thursday, August 21 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:56:56 GMT
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