Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Associated Press
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
2012 Associated Press File Photo
Boston police have declined to comment on whether Hernandez is being looked at as a possible suspect in that case.
Thaddeus Singleton III, 33, of Bristol, was driving the car when it went airborne early Sunday and crashed into the wall of the Farmington Country Club, becoming lodged 5 feet above the ground, police said. They said the car was registered to a man, reportedly Hernandez's uncle, whose home has been searched several times, most recently on Tuesday, and from which the vehicle was seized on Friday. A 27-year-old female passenger was injured.
Authorities said the investigation into the crash would take a significant amount of time, but Farmington police said they had no knowledge that is was linked to the Hernandez case.
Hernandez has been connected to still more incidents involving guns, although none has resulted in criminal charges against him.
A man who claims Hernandez shot him in the face in February after an argument at a Florida strip club filed a civil lawsuit days before police arrested Hernandez.
Plaintiff Alexander Bradley claims Hernandez shot him with a handgun, causing him to lose his right eye. But after someone found the Connecticut man bleeding in an alley behind a Palm Beach County store following the sound of a gunshot, he told police he didn't know who shot him and gave only a vague description of possible assailants.
Bradley's lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, wouldn't comment Tuesday about the nature of the alleged dispute between his client and Hernandez. He said the two flew to South Florida together before getting into a dispute at a Miami club.
The attorney said Bradley, who worked for Stanley Steamer before the shooting, had done some work for Hernandez and that the two also hung out socially a few times and had known each other for several years.
"Whether or not Hernandez shot him deliberately or accidentally only Hernandez can tell us and right now he's not doing too much talking," Jaroslawicz said in a phone interview.
Authorities have also linked Hernandez to a May 18 fight outside a bar in Providence, R.I., that involved a gun.
Authorities traced that gun to a Florida gun shop.
Then following Lloyd's death, police said they recovered a .22-caliber gun about a quarter-mile from the defendant's home — a weapon authorities said was traced to the same store.