ATTLEBORO, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A man facing accessory to murder charges in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being held behind bars after his arraignment, Monday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports
Ernest Wallace, of Miramar, Fla., was turned over on Friday to Massachusetts officials.
Wallace was arraigned Monday in Attleboro District Court on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact.
Police say he and Carols Ortiz, of Bristol, Conn. were there when Hernandez allegedly executed a friend, Odin Lloyd of Dorchester.
Wallace said nothing in court Monday.
The Bristol County District Attorney said little more, refusing to answer questions about whether or not the murder weapon has been found, or if Wallace is cooperating with authorities.
“It’s all part of the investigation, ” said Sam Sutter.
Semi-pro football player Lloyd was found slain on June 17.
The 27-year-old Lloyd’s relatives say he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee and that the two men were friends.
Prosecutors say Hernandez, Wallace and another man drove with Lloyd to an industrial park in North Attleborough where Lloyd was fatally shot.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.
WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields contributed to this report.