Jailed former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez apparently believes he’s entitled to some degree of privacy, even though he’s serving a life sentence for murder.
The Associated Press reports that Hernandez, who was convicted in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, is suing Securus Technologies Inc., alleging that the Dallas-based company invaded his privacy when some of his phone calls were hacked in 2014 while he was in a Boston jail waiting for his murder trial to begin.
Filed in federal court in Boston, the lawsuit maintains that the company’s electronic database was breached by an unauthorized party, who gained “improper” access to Hernandez’s phone calls.
The suit formally charges Securus with negligence, breach of contract, and invasion of privacy and asks that the company provide details on how the phone calls were obtained, the number of phone calls that were listened to, and who did the listening.
Securus officials have admitted that the company records all incoming and outgoing phone calls apart from those protected by attorney-client privilege. Attorneys for the company say they plan to respond to the lawsuit with any relevant information.
Hernandez is currently awaiting trial for an unrelated 2012 double murder.