The Massachusetts mansion of Aaron Hernandez, NFL player who took his life after he was convicted for murder, has been sold for $1 million.
According to the Boston Herald, the 11-room property in North Attleboro County was purchased by Arif Khan, a 23-year-old fan of the same football team Hernandez had played for, the New England Patriots.
“It has a bad name to it, but it’s probably one of the most famous houses in Massachusetts,” Kahn said. “Nobody wants to buy a house with Aaron Hernandez’s name on it, but I feel a name change and a little upgrade on the property will increase its value.”
But despite the money Khan’s already invested in the property, he estimated he’ll need to spend another $150,000 for immediate repairs.
“There were doors broken down, I assume by the police,” he said. “There was also a big water leak in the garage. The garage has to be gutted. But as an investor, that would not scare me. It just seems like there’s so much upside there. The community, too. That’s the only way I can look at it.”
Khan added that he hoped to be able to move into the property before Christmas.
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Hernandez — a tight end for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012 — was arrested in 2013 and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, his fiancée’s sister’s boyfriend, for which he was eventually convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. He later faced double murder charges for the deaths of two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012, but was acquitted.
In April, Hernandez hanged himself with a bed sheet in prison. He was 27.
Although Hernandez had signed a five-year contract extension with the New England patriots for $40 million in 2012, in April a Massachusetts court document revealed that Hernandez’s estate was worth $0 with “no monies available and no identifiable personal assets,” according to the Boston Herald.
The Boston Herald also reported that Hernandez’ fiancée Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez was given authority to sell the house. She was initially trying to sell the mansion for $1.3 million, which ESPN noted is the amount Hernandez initially paid for the property back in 2012.