Hernandez associates indicted on murder charges

(WPRI) — Two known associates of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez have been indicted in the murder of Odin Lloyd.

A Bristol County Grand Jury indicted Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, both of Bristol, Conn., on murder charges in connection with the June 2013 murder in North Attleboro.

Both men previously pleaded not guilty on a charge of accessory to murder, after the fact.

The body of 27-year-old Lloyd was found by a jogger on June 17 of last year in an industrial park on John Dietsch Boulevard.

Hernandez, a former NFL tight end, was arrested at his North Attleboro home on June 26. He pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and has been held since his arrest.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Ortiz and Wallace will be arraigned at a later date, which has not yet been scheduled.

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