Posted: 6/27/2013 2:17 PM
One day after former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder, Connecticut authorities have arrested a second man in the case..
The arrest comes about 24 hours after Hernandez was led out of his North Attleboro, Mass., home in handcuffs. .
Carlos Ortiz, 27, was charged as a fugitive from justice and has waived extradition to Massachusetts, authorities say. Prison records show Ortiz is being held on $1.5 million bail at a Hartford jail..
Officials declined to release the allegations against Ortiz, who is scheduled to return to court on July 23..
Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn. New Britain State's Attorney Brian Preleski says the arrest comes as prosecutors and Bristol police are helping Massachusetts authorities in the investigation of the shooting death of Odin Lloyd..
Murder charges were leveled Wednesday against Hernandez, who prosecutors say orchestrated the execution-style killing of Lloyd, a semi-professional football player, in the early morning hours of June 17..
MyFoxBoston reported Thursday that investigators are looking into Hernandez as a possible suspect in a separate double murder that happened on July 16, 2012, in downtown Boston..
Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Bill McCauley laid out a detailed timeline of the alleged events at the arraignment inside the Attleboro District courtroom that was packed with journalists, reporters and Lloyd's family members..Credit: Fox News
Posted: 6/27/2013 2:28 PM
Posted: 6/28/2013 6:38 AM
By Travis Andersen, Globe Staff
Authorities are searching for a third suspect in connection to the slaying of 27-year-old Odin L. Lloyd, calling Ernest Wallace, 41, “armed and dangerous.”
In a statement, the Bristol District Attorney’s Office said that Wallace is wanted on a charge of accessory after the murder of Lloyd, a 27-year-old Dorchester man who was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on June 17.
Wallace has a “very heavy build” and was last seen driving a silver or gray Chrysler 300 with a Rhode Island license plate of 451-375, police said.
Anyone who spots Wallace is asked to call North Attleborough police at 508-695-1212.
The statement did not list a hometown for Wallace, and North Attleborough police and the Bristol District Attorney’s Office had no comment beyond the advisory.
David Procopio, a State Police spokesman, said that Wallace is most recently from Connecticut, and the section of the advisory that mentions “active felony warrants in Massachusetts” refers to the Lloyd case only.
Wallace also goes by the names “BO” and “Fish” and has ties to Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, and Massachusetts, according to the statement. The advisory did not detail Wallace’s alleged role after Lloyd’s death.
At his arraignment Wednesday in Attleboro District Court, Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder and five firearms-related charges.
Carlos Ortiz, a 27-year-old man who lives in Bristol, was arrested Wednesday in Connecticut, waived extradition, and now faces charges of carrying a firearm without a license in Attleboro District Court.
Procopio said late Thursday that Ortiz had not yet been returned to Massachusetts.
“That is expected to occur soon,” he said.
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akacrow wrote: I know the off-season is slow, but the cover page to PI looks like all AHern, all day, every day. Move on from this POS already.
Boston Bandits players huddle in street then walk 2 funeral for teammate Odin Lloyd. # wbz # wbznews pic.twitter.com/Qevq4HoGpw