When Alexander Bradley sued Aaron Hernandez for allegedly shooting Bradley in the face, Bradley likely had no idea he’d be required to testify in a separate matter.
According to the Associated Press, Bradley has been ordered to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury investigating the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Bradley, who lives in Connecticut, filed his lawsuit in Florida, site of the alleged shooting. Bradley claimed he needs to return to Florida to receive further treatment for his injuries. He alleges that, among other things, the shooting took out his eye.
The testimony will occur on July 17. Which means that it’s unlikely any indictments will be issued until after that testimony occurs, at the earliest.
The work of a grand jury typically occurs in secret, with a prosecutor calling witnesses and presenting evidence before asking the grand jury to return a “true bill” of charges. The one-sided nature of the proceeding has prompted the popular assertion that a prosecutor could obtain an indictment of a ham sandwich.
And now I need to go make a ham sandwich.