The Hartford Courant reports that investigators in the Aaron Hernandez case were planning to interview a man in Bristol, Connecticut, with connections to the former tight end and his family. The problem is that man, Thaddeus Singleton III, was killed in a car accident on Sunday.
From the Courant:
Multiple law enforcement sources said Thaddeus Singleton III, 33, was associated with Hernandez and of interest to investigators. Singleton was killed when the car he was driving flew off the road, split a pole in half and careened into Farmington Country Club. Police said the car was registered to Aaron Hernandez’s uncle, who is Singleton’s father-in-law.
His death was ruled an accident, and it is unclear whether he knew of investigators’ interest in his connection to the former New England Patriot star tight end, a Bristol native.
This would seem to be nothing more than a coincidence, but people who like to subscribe to conspiracy theories can let their imaginations run wild.
However this particular incident shakes out, figure it isn’t the only unusual twist the Hernandez case takes as it plays out over the coming weeks. [via Hartford Courant]
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