The murder case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez seems to have taken every turn possible, including an unfortunate one over the weekend.
An associate of Hernandez whom police wanted to interview concerning the murder charges surrounding the tight end died in a car crash early Sunday, The Hartford Courant reports.
Thaddeus Singleton III (pictured) was traveling at a high speed in Farmington, Conn., early Sunday when he veered off the road and crashed into a country club building. Singleton was married to Hernandez’s cousin and had a female passenger in his car, who was injured in the crash. The car he was driving is registered to Hernandez’s uncle, Andres Valderrama. Valderrama’s Bristol, Conn., home has been investigated by police multiple times since Hernandez’s arrest. Singleton’s wife, Tanya Valderrama, is listed as living at her father’s home.
According to The Courant, Singleton served time in state prison during the ’90s on various drug-related convictions.
Singleton and Carlos Ortiz, who is in custody facing gun-related charges for his alleged involvement in the Odin Lloyd shooting, lived at Valderrama’s home in Bristol. A previous report stated that police believe Hernandez may have murdered Lloyd over drugs and/or other secrets.
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