A New Arrest in Hernandez Murder Case

Ernest Wallace apprehended in South Florida

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jun 28, 2013 2:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – A man arrested in Connecticut in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was being sent to Massachusetts today, as investigators said local officers in Miramar, Fla., arrested a third suspect, Ernest Wallace, early this afternoon. The news came hours after a Connecticut judge ordered Carlos Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities.

Authorities revealed last night that they were seeking Wallace, who they said should be considered armed and dangerous, on a charge of acting as an accessory after Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd's murder. Fox News reports that Wallace turned himself in, per a Miramar police rep. Massachusetts authorities also today announced that they had recovered a car linked to Wallace. Meanwhile, Lloyd's relatives were preparing for his funeral in Boston tomorrow. A relative said the service will be at Church of the Holy Spirit in the city's Mattapan section.

This undated photo provided by the Bristol County, Mass. District Attorney's Office shows Ernest Wallace.
This undated photo provided by the Bristol County, Mass. District Attorney's Office shows Ernest Wallace.   (Uncredited)
Shayanna Jenkins, middle, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, is escorted by attorney Janice Bassil, left, and an unidentified attorney after a bail hearing.
Shayanna Jenkins, middle, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, is escorted by attorney Janice Bassil, left, and an unidentified attorney after a bail hearing.   (Elise Amendola)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (Ted Fitzgerald)
Carlos Ortiz is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013.
Carlos Ortiz is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013.   (Mike Orazzi)
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