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A Conn. house holds clues in Hernandez case

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By Alana Cerrone


Information Credit Associated Press/Pat Eaton-Robb

A small house in Bristol, Conn. is unveiling new ties and clues in the case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

The cape-style home at 114 Lake Avenue is owned by Hernandez's uncle, and located nearby to where Hernandez grew up. Although Hernandez was never reported to have lived there, two of his friends did. According to police, those two friends – Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz - were with Hernandez the night Odin Lloyd was killed and came back to the house after the shooting.

The owner of the home, Hernandez's uncle, is also the father of Hernandez's cousin Tanya Singleton, who had been living there. She was sent to jail for criminal contempt after prosecutors say she refused to testify on evidence which has led to the murder indictment against Hernandez.

Singleton and her husband, Thaddeus Singleton, were in the circle of friends including Hernandez, Ortiz, and Wallace. Thaddeus Singleton died in a car accident June 30, and at the time was facing heroin trafficking charges in South Carolina. A relative of Thaddeus Singleton, John Alcorn, is the possible owner of the gun found in a car after it crashed in Springfield, Mass.

Tanya Singleton was once married to Jeffrey Cummings, who also had a criminal record in Bristol; he later divorced her and married Hernandez's mother Terri. They divorced after he was charged with assaulting her.

Inside the Lake Ave. home police found 100 cartridges of ammunition. They also found the SUV they'd been looking for in connection to the 2012 fatal shooting near a Boston night club. That SUV was rented in Hernandez's name.

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