The Connecticut man who alleges former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez shot him in February after an argument in a Miami strip club was ordered Friday by a Hartford judge to appear before a grand jury in Massachusetts.
Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander ordered that Alexander Bradley, 31, must appear before the grand jury on July 17 in Fall River, as part of the investigation into the murder of Odin Lloyd, 27, of Dorchester, officials in the Hartford court clerk’s office confirmed.
Hernandez has been charged with first-degree murder in the execution-style slaying of Lloyd, who was found shot to death June 17 in a North Attleborough industrial park near Hernandez’s house. The former star NFL tight end is being held without bail. The Patriots dropped him from their roster shortly after he was arrested on June 26.
A spokesman for Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter said the office would neither confirm nor deny that Bradley will soon appear as a grand jury witness.
“We do not comment on the grand jury’’ in any investigation, said Sutter spokesman Gregg Miliotte. “It’s a secret proceeding and we are prohibited from commenting on the existence of a grand or what that grand jury might be doing. It only becomes public after the grand jury votes to indict or returns a no bill.’’
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