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Conn. woman with ties to Aaron Hernandez dies

12.17.13 at 1:01 pm ET
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A 27-year-old Connecticut woman with connections to accused murderer and former Patriot Aaron Hernandez died Monday, six months after surviving a car crash that killed another Hernandez associate.

Tabitha Perry, who was interviewed by Massachusetts law enforcement about the June 17 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, was visiting a friend in Southington, Conn., on Monday night, according to a report in the Hartford Courant. She was found unconscious and not breathing when police responded to a 911 call. Toxicology results are pending.

On June 30, Perry was injured when Thaddeus Singleton III lost control of his car and flew 100 feet through the air before crashing into the side of Farmington Country Club. Singleton, who had a child with Perry, was married to Tanya Singleton, a cousin of Hernandez who is facing an accessory charge in Lloyd’s death.

Thadeus Singleton was described by police as the “nexus” of Hernandez’s Bristol network, and the individual who connected Hernandez to his alleged accomplices in Lloyd’s death, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz.

The Singletons lived at a home in Bristol owned by Hernandez’s uncle, and it has been searched by police multiple times. Police seized a car from the garage of the home that matched the description of the vehicle involved in the 2012 drive-by shooting that killed two men in downtown Boston.

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