The wait for verdict in Aaron Hernandez case hits families hard

The unimaginable pressure on two Dorchester families who’ve been waiting a week for verdicts to be returned in Aaron Hernandez’s double-murder case was brought to bear yesterday when a fifth day of deliberations ended with the jury’s silence. Relatives of Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28, clutched the wooden backs of courtroom pews and wiped away tears as jurors suspended their trial talks at the 32-hour mark until 9 this morning. No legal questions have been sent to Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Locke since Monday. Two years ago tomorrow, a jury in Bristol County convicted the former New England Patriots tight end of the execution-style murder of his friend Odin L. Lloyd in North Attleboro after deliberating close to 36 hours over seven days.