NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - A group of people with ties to a small cape-style home in Bristol have become central figures in the investigations linking former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to two murder cases.
Police say Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz were with Hernandez the night Oden Lloyd was killed. Both spent time living in the house and returned there after the shooting.
A search of the home also turned up the SUV police had been seeking in a 2012 fatal shooting near a Boston night club.
Hernandez's cousin Tanya Singleton had also been living at the house. She was sent to jail on a criminal contempt charge after prosecutors say she refused to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in the case, which has led to a murder indictment against Hernandez.