Cue The Twilight Zone music.
According to the Hartford Courant, Hernandez’s uncle died in a moped accident.
Robert J. Valentine, 49, was driving a moped that struck a curb, throwing him to the ground. Valentine, the brother of Hernandez’s mother, was not wearing a helmet.
There’s no indication that Valentine had any connection to or information about the murders for which Hernandez currently is being investigated. Police reportedly wanted to speak with the other family member who died last month, Thaddeus Simon III. Simon was the son-in-law of Andres Valderrama, the uncle of Aaron Hernandez’s whose home has been searched multiple times by police.