Anyone want a 7,100 square foot mansion that was once the home of a murderer who killed himself in prison?
No, you won’t find that description of any real estate site. But, Aaron Hernandez’s home is on the market again — and may not stand much of a chance at selling, at least according to one real estate agent.
Realtor.com quoted a Boston-based real estate agent and writer as saying the property’s asking price of $1.3 million is too high.
“I suspect the list price is the deal killer,” David Bates told the real estate site. “I think there is a price that would get buyers to run—not walk— to buy the property, and it’s just listed too high to create excitement and urgency for prospective buyers.” He also pointed out that the home is priced way above the median for North Attleboro, MA. — where the mansion is located.
Hernandez’s former home was originally set to be sold this year, but the Boston Herald reported the deal fell through.
The Sun Chronicle reports taxes on the property haven’t been paid since 2014, when Hernandez was sitting in jail after being convicted of murder. With a lien on the property, it can’t be sold until someone pays the back taxes.
According to USAToday, a probate court gave Hernandez’s fiancé, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, permission to sell the estate.
The 7,100-square foot house has been subject to a court-ordered attachment by the estate of Odin L. Lloyd since 2013. Lloyd is the man that Hernandez was found guilty of killing. Hernandez was serving a life sentence in his murder when he committed suicice in jail in April.
Hernandez, the former pro (New England Patriots) and college star (Florida), killed himself in prison after being found innocent in a double murder trial. As a result of his death, a Massachusetts court vacated his murder conviction because he can no longer participate in his appeal.