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Fugitive witness in Hernandez case in custody

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The following photo of Alexander Bradley was provided by the Hartford Police Department. The following photo of Alexander Bradley was provided by the Hartford Police Department.

Police have called Alexander Bradley Aaron Hernadez's former "right hand man" and on Friday, he was back in police custody.

For weeks, Boston police have wanted a chance to speak with Bradley and now they'll be able to after he was arrested Friday morning in Hartford. 

Bradley's biggest mistake was hiding out in the home of the ex-girlfriend, who is the same woman that he's accused of beating. Police said they explicitly told Bradley to stay away from her.

Boston police are hoping Bradley will be able to fill in clues of the double life of Bristol native and former New England Patriot Hernandez. He's accused of murdering semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd and is also at the center of a 2012 double murder investigation. 

Last year, two men were shot and killed on their way home from a Boston nightclub. An SUV tied to that murder is similar to one that was towed out of Hernandez's uncle's Bristol home.

In September, Bradley, who's from East Hartford, and is also accusing Hernandez of shooting him in the eye, was supposed to talk to a grand jury, but never showed up.

"Order or request from the grand jury in Massachusetts, requesting this court to send him on his way to Boston," said Robert Pickering, who is Bradley's attorney.

His no-show triggered a weeks-long search that ended with Boston police and US Marshals pushing in the door of a home on Newbury Street home, which is where Bradley's ex-girlfriend lives, Friday morning. 

"The charges are domestic related for violation of protective order and interfering with police," said Hartford police Lt. Brian Foley.

In April, Bradley was told to stay away from this home after she accused him of beating her, but Friday morning, he was found on the third floor.

No one answered when Eyewitness News knocked Friday, but now Bradley is in police custody on this charge.

Boston police can now interview him about the cases, the entire sports world has its eyes on the 2012 murder and the murder of Lloyd. 

Bradley is being held on a $250,000 bond and is expected to be sent to Boston on Tuesday.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of Lloyd, whose body was found in June not far from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass.

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