HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who says he lost an eye after being shot by Aaron Hernandez in February was ordered Friday to appear before a grand jury in Massachusetts that is considering the murder case against the former New England Patriots tight end.
Superior Court Judge
Joan Alexander in Hartford ordered Alexander Bradley to appear July 17
in Fall River, Mass., where a grand jury is looking into allegations
Hernandez orchestrated the shooting of Odin Lloyd, according to a clerk
for the court.
Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for
the Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17 near Hernandez's home in
North Attleborough, Mass. Prosecutors say Hernandez arranged Lloyd's
shooting because he was upset at him for talking to certain people at a
Hernandez has been charged with murder in district
court in Massachusetts but a grand jury indictment or probable cause
hearing would be necessary for him to face trial on felony charges.
Hernandez, 23, has pleaded not guilty.
33, has filed a civil lawsuit against Hernandez, asserting he was shot
in the face by the former player in February as they were driving in
Florida after arguing in a Miami strip club.
At the time, he told police he did not know who had shot him.
had been fighting an interstate grand jury subpoena, asserting he
needed to return to Florida for medical treatment on July 10.
Attorney Robert Pickering argued Friday that Bradley's civil case has
nothing to do with the Massachusetts investigation.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts is relying on a statement of a lawyer of
Mr. Bradley that these crimes are strikingly similar to the crime in
the Hernandez matter," he said. "Clearly this petition states that my
client has never stated that."
Alexander found that Bradley's medical treatment should not prevent him
from being in Massachusetts a week later.
Friday, a man wanted as an accessory after the fact in the Lloyd
killing was turned over in Florida to Massachusetts authorities.
Wallace, 41, had been held in the Broward County, Fla., jail since
surrendering to police in Miramar, Fla., last week. A Broward sheriff's
office spokesman said Wallace was released to Massachusetts officers
Wallace's arraignment has not been scheduled,
said Greg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol district attorney's
office. He said no specifics of Wallace's travel would be announced for
Prosecutors say Wallace and another man,
Carlos Ortiz, were with Hernandez when they drove with Lloyd to an
industrial park where Lloyd was shot. Police haven't said who shot
Lloyd. Ortiz, who lives in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn., has
been charged with carrying a firearm the day of the shooting.
Conn Man To Testify In Hernandez Incident
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