Aaron Hernandez Case Update: Connecticut Man Linked To NFL Player Arrested And Ordered To Appear Before Massachusetts Grand Jury

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Aaron Hernandez is being charged with the murder of Odin Loyd on June 17. Reuters

Last week, several associates of Aaron Hernandez were arrested in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd. Now, another associate of the former football player is in custody, but this time because of another homicide.

Alexander Bradley was arrested on Friday when police found him at his girlfriend’s home in Hartford, Connecticut. He has been charged with criminal violation of a protective order and interfering with police. The 31-year-old became a wanted man after he failed to appear in court in regards to a double-murder that occurred in Boston last year. Authorities have been looking to question Bradley about Hernandez’s potential involvement in the case.

Bradley used to be a friend of the ex-New England Patriots tight end. However, he sued Hernandez this summer, claiming that the man allegedly responsible for Lloyd’s death also shot him in the face in February. When the incident first occurred, Bradley told police that he was unaware who shot him. Four months later, he filed a civil suit against Hernandez, claiming the incident occurred after the two went to a Miami strip club.

Authorities believe that Bradley has information regarding the deaths of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado. The two mean were gunned down in July 2012, and the vehicle that was believed to have been used in the drive-by shooting was found in the home occupied by Hernandez’s uncle.

Robert Pickering, Bradley’s attorney, would not expound up what his client might know about the incident. He told the Associated Press that Bradley is not a suspect in the investigation.

‘‘Do you want to be put in a national spotlight when you just want to mind your own business?’’ said Pickering.

Hernandez is currently in jail as he awaits his trial for the death of Odin Lloyd. Bradley has already been questioned by police about that case.

Bradley will appear before a Massachusetts grand jury on Tuesday. Hernandez is being investigated, but has not been charged in the 2012 shooting.

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