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Aaron Hernandez Update: Two men linked to ex-NFL star ordered to testify before grand jury

Aaron Hernandez during his arraignment in superior court Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Fall River, Mass.
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(CBS/AP) HARTFORD, Conn. - A Superior Court judge ordered two Connecticut men Tuesday with ties to former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury investigating Hernandez, who has already been charged with first-degree murder in the June death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

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Judge Joan Alexander issued a warrant to allow police to arrest Alexander Bradley of East Hartford and compel him to appear before a grand jury in Suffolk County, Mass., after Bradley failed to appear Tuesday at a hearing to show why he should not be required to testify.

Bradley has alleged in a civil lawsuit that Hernandez shot him in the face in February after they argued at a Miami strip club.

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The judge also ordered 21-year-old John Alcorn of Bristol to appear Thursday before the same grand jury. Alcorn is related to Thaddeus Singleton III, who was being sought for questioning in Hernandez's murder investigation prior to his sudden death on June 30.

Singleton died four days after Hernandez's arrest in a high-speed car crash into a building in Farmington, Conn.

Singleton was married to Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Singleton, who was indicted on a criminal contempt charge after prosecutors say she refused to testify before the grand jury investigating Hernandez. She refused to testify even after prosecutors offered her immunity. Her attorney has agreed that she be held without bail.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 not far from Hernandez's mansion in North Attleborough, Mass. His defense team has called the case circumstantial and has said Hernandez looks forward to clearing his name.

He also has been linked to the investigation of a 2012 double homicide near a Boston nightclub. While probing Lloyd's death, police found an SUV, sought in the double homicide, at the home where Tanya Singleton lived with her uncle in Bristol, the former football player's hometown. The vehicle had been rented in Hernandez's name.

Massachusetts authorities have not commented on the grand jury investigation into that case.

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