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Families of South End murder victims saddened by loss

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QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) - Nearly two years after their sons were killed Ernesto Abreu and Salvatore Furtado say justice has taken a step in the right direction.

On Thursday Aaron Hernandez was charged with murdering Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a disagreement in a South End nightclub in 2012.

“I look at the picture every morning, it bothers me very much,” Ernesto Abreu said.

The two fathers, both immigrants, spoke though their lawyer William Kennedy saying that their sons didn’t do anything wrong.

“The two young men that were killed here, were special people, they were two young men, who came to this country to make a better life for themselves, just like their fathers had,” Kennedy said.

The two families filed a wrongful death civil suit against Hernandez in February seeking millions of dollars.

“They've gone through an awful lot, it's like a roller coaster. I think what’s important to both of these fathers, they were very proud of their sons, they had the whole world ahead of them that was taken from them,” Kennedy said.

Abreu said he is relieved that Hernandez has been charged but knows there is the possibility of a long, drawn-out trial.
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