Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has sued the company that allowed an unknown person to access his jailhouse phone calls as he was awaiting his first murder trial, according to a report in the Boston Herald.
“Upon information and belief, and as has been widely reported in the media, during the summer of 2014 Defendant's electronic database was breached, and an unauthorized party obtained improper access to Plaintiff's phone recordings,” Hernandez’s attorneys wrote, citing a Herald article from last month that broke the news of the breach.
The unauthorized access into a telephone database operated by Dallas-based Securus Technologies occurred during the summer of 2014, shortly after Hernandez was transferred to Boston to be closer to his attorneys who were representing him in the Bristol County murder of former semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, according to authorities.
Hernandez is currently serving a life without parole sentence for the murder of Llloyd and is awaiting trial in Suffolk Superior Court for the July 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston’s South End. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.