This gets more bizarre...
Aaron Hernandez faces allegations of gun violence in suit
Bradley has a prior arrest from March 2006
The alley where Bradley was found on February 13, 2013 on the asphalt, wrapped in a fetal position, sits just half a mile to the east and a mile north from the closest exit from I-95. Bradley lay in a pool of blood, his right eye lost, in a gritty parking space off an industrial alley in Riviera Beach, 65 miles up Interstate 95 to the north.
According to the police report, Bradley was shot in the right temple and pleaded with the manager of an adjacent John Deere store who called 911. “Tell them to hurry,” Bradley told the store manager. “I’m gonna bleed out.”
Bradley has undergone multiple surgeries for facial reconstruction, suffers from extreme pain, and is “substantially disabled,” according to the complaint.
Bradley refused to identify his assailant when he was found in Riviera Beach or, later, at a West Palm Beach hospital. But he does in his civil action, blaming Hernandez. On Friday, Waks would not discuss why Bradley decided to name Hernandez in the complaint, which does not specify whether Bradley believes the gunshot was intentional or accidental.
The complaint states that Hernandez and Bradley were part of a group that spent the evening at Tootsie’s, and that the pair argued before they and two others began driving north toward Palm Beach.
...for...felony distribution, a charge for which he accepted a guilty plea. He ultimately served eighteen months and was released in 2007.
Bradley was arrested again on April 5, 2013
for felony third degree burglary, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, misdemeanor second degree criminal mischief, and misdemeanor third degree assault.
Alexander J. Bradley, before & after...
So it sounds like Hernandez was running with this gangster... or dealing with this dealer... and got into an argument over, what? Drugs? Price?
Hernandez shoots the guy in the head and, thinking he's going to die, drives an hour away to an industrial area and dumps the body in an alley. But the guy lived, and lost an eyes thanks to the Patriots TE.
Being the good gangster that he was, Bradley didn't snitch. Because criminals don't snitch on other criminals. Perhaps he tried to blackmail Hernandez into paying for trying to kill him? Perhaps he was just negotiating a settlement for his pain & suffering man-to-man...
Whatever, Hernandez stiffed him and Bradley was forced to hire an attorney.
“How did they end up here?” asked Paul Bencebi, manager of a printing-material shop in Riviera Beach. That’s where Bradley was discovered bleeding from the temple, curled up in a parking space behind the building about 6:30 a.m.
The site sits close to the frenetic rumbling of I-95, but feels separate and remote, a dense mixture of bland, low-rise manufacturing and commercial buildings.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said Bencebi, who had used a hose to wash away the blood. “Why here, unless they were doing something no one wants to see?”