Arraignment date set for Hernandez co-defendant Ernest Wallace


FALL RIVER, Mass. ( – A date has been set for the arraignment of a man charged as an accessory to murder in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter announced Friday that Ernest Wallace will be arraigned 2 p.m. Thursday in Fall River Superior Court.

Wallace was indicted last month by a Bristol County Grand Jury on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact in connection with the June 18 homicide of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough. The 41-year-old has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder. Prosecutors say Wallace and another man, Carlos Ortiz, were with Hernandez when they drove with Lloyd to the industrial park, where Lloyd was found shot to death.