Person of Interest In Hernandez Case Dies in Crash

Meanwhile, Hernandez denied jail wedding

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 3, 2013 11:55 AM CDT

(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.

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.
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)
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