Arraignment date set for Hernandez associate

(WPRI) — An arraignment date has been scheduled for an associate of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

Carlos Ortiz is due back in court May 27 on a murder charge, the Bristol County District Attorney’s office confirmed.

Ortiz and another associate, Ernest Wallace, were indicted last month in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro.

Both previously pleaded not guilty to charges of accessory to murder, after the fact.

Meanwhile, Hernandez remains behind bars at the Bristol County House of Corrections in connection with Lloyd’s murder. Last Thursday, he was indicted on separate charges stemming from an alleged assault on another inmate.

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