Two Connecticut residents have been subpoenaed to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury investigating former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's possible role in a July 2012 double homicide in Boston.
An arrest warrant was issued for one after he did not show up to a hearing in Hartford Superior Court Tuesday. The other unsuccessfully argued in court that he should not be ordered to appear.
Authorities have not been able to locate Alexander Bradley, an East Hartford man who filed a lawsuit that alleges Hernandez shot him in the eye last February. He did not attend a hearing Tuesday scheduled for him to show cause that he should not be required to comply with the subpoena.
Hartford Superior Court Judge Joan K. Alexander ordered his arrest and set bail at $500,000 after Inspector John Betz testified that he in the past week made repeated attempts to serve Bradley a subpoena in person.
Bradley previously testified before the Bristol County Massachusetts grand jury investigating the June 17 death of Odin Lloyd because authorities were interested in "similarities" between Lloyd's death and the incident in Florida that left Bradley without vision in one eye. Hernandez, who is from Bristol Connecticut, has been accused of murder in Lloyd's death.
A source said Suffolk County authorities are interested in hearing from Bradley because they believe he may have knowledge of the drive-by shooting that killed two men in Boston last summer. Hernandez has been a target of the probe since police in June found a car, rented in his name, that matched the description of the vehicle authorities sought in that case.
John Andrew Alcorn was also ordered to appear before the grand jury investigating the double homicide in Boston. While it is unclear what the grand jury will ask Alcorn, multiple law enforcement sources say investigators believe Alcorn may have information about a .38 caliber pistol seized after a June multi-vehicle crash in Springfield.
Alexander was not swayed by arguments from Alcorn's lawyer that the state should require more information about why Massachusetts authorities wanted to speak to his client. She said he was a "necessary and material witness" for the grand jury investigation and ordered him to appear in Suffolk County Superior Court Thursday at 9 a.m.
Alcorn is related to Thaddeus "T.L." Singleton, who was of interest to Massachusetts authorities, but killed in a late-June car crash in Farmington before investigators reached him. Singleton was married to Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Cummings-Singleton, who was indicted for criminal contempt after she refused to testify before the grand jury investigating the Lloyd homicide.
Alcorn and Singleton previously shared multiple addresses, including the Singleton family home at 275 Sonstrom Road in Bristol.
Singleton more recently lived with Cummings-Singleton and other relatives of Hernandez at 114 Lake Ave., the Bristol home at which police found the gray/silver Toyota SUV that matched the description of the car sought in the Boston shooting.
A law enforcement source said the car, which Boston authorities seized in June, had been parked in the garage for about a year. Authorities also have surveillance footage that shows Hernandez was at the same nightclub as the victims hours before the shooting.
Prosecutors have not filed charges in the Boston double homicide, nor have Palm Beach County authorities investigating the Florida shooting that injured Bradley in February. Hernandez has been held without bail since his June 26 murder arrest, and is next scheduled to appear in Fall River Superior Court for an Oct. 9 hearing.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun