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Man killed in moped crash was Aaron Hernandez's uncle

Posted by Jack Pickell  August 4, 2013 11:11 AM

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A Bristol, Conn. man killed in a weekend moped crash in that city was the uncle of a former New England Patriot star who is facing a murder charge.

The Boston Globe's Wesley Lowery, on his Twitter account, reported that he received confirmation from family members that Robert Valentine is the uncle of Aaron Hernandez.

Valentine, 49, was killed after he was thrown from a moped he was driving Saturday, according to police.

Police said Valentine was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. His body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Farmington for an autopsy.

Aaron Hernandez is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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