Person of Interest In Hernandez Case Dies in Crash
Meanwhile, Hernandez denied jail wedding
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 3, 2013 11:55 AM CDT
Former New England Patriots football tight end Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Fall River, Mass.   (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

(Newser) – A man investigators were hoping to talk to in the Aaron Hernandez murder case died in a dramatic car crash this weekend, as his car flew 100 feet through the air and crashed into a country club 6 feet off the ground, the Hartford Courant reports. Thaddeus Singleton III, 33, is married to Hernandez's cousin, and police had already searched his home in connection with the case. He was driving a car registered to his father-in-law (Hernandez's uncle) when he died.

In other Hernandez-related news:

  • Florida cops have ruled him out of a 2007 shooting that he was reportedly being investigated in connection with, USA Today reports. "The description of the shooter was a black male. It was not even remotely close to Mr. Hernandez's color or build," one officer says.
  • The sheriff in charge of the Bristol County jail says he won't allow Hernandez to marry his fiance while he's locked up. "Those rights are things you access on the outside, if you're a good citizen," he says.

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Jul 5, 2013 8:47 AM CDT
Why isn't the 'UNCLE' under some serious suspicion? You want a mob boss, go looking for the big cheese. It's always the dirty little uncle. If you start looking there, maybe, just maybe you will find your breadcrumbs leading back to some Mexican cartel.
Jul 4, 2013 5:04 AM CDT
Why was the country club 6 feet off the ground? LOL
Jul 3, 2013 8:02 PM CDT
Heard about this at work this afternoon. We talked about it for a little while. I told them I wasn't surprised and that I'm willing to bet he took some really interesting information to his grave with him. Conclusion we came to is the whole family is involved somehow and is pretty screwed up to begin with.