Aaron Hernandez News Update: Florida Judge Refuses Delay In Civil Suit Separate From Odin Lloyd Killing? [VIDEO]
A Florida judge has denied a request made by attorneys for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez that a civil suit lodged against him be delayed until after his murder trial has ended.
According to the Boston Globe, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Williams denied Hernandez's request to delay proceedings brought against him by former associate Alexander Bradley, who charged the former NFL star shot him in the face at the height of a dispute the two were having as they left a Florida strip club last February.
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Bradley, 31, a friend of Hernandez's who often ran errands for the former All Pro, filed suit over the summer. The incident first came became public shortly after Hernandez was charged in June with the shooting death of fellow friend Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez, 23, has since been indicted on murder charges in the Lloyd slaying and is being held without bail and in solitary confinement.
Meanwhile, Bradley was also ordered to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury that is investigating Hernandez's possible involvement in an unsolved 2012 drive-by, double slaying in downtown Boston.
The Globe has reported a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation has told the newspaper that Bradley is believed to have information about the shooting. The vehicle believed to he used in the slaying has since been recovered from the garage of a home rented in the name of Hernandez's uncle.