Third Arrest In Murder Tied To NFL Player

By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

(CBS) BOSTON - A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a Boston semi-pro football player who police say was shot to death by NFL star Aaron Hernandez, CBS Boston reports.

Police in Miramar, Fla. confirmed Friday that 41-year-old Ernest Wallace turned himself in to authorities.

On Thursday night, police had released a wanted poster for Wallace and asked the public's help in locating him.

The car he was last seen driving was reportedly discovered in Connecticut a short time later.

Wallace is expected to be charged for accessory after murder in the June 17 death of Lloyd in North Attleborough, Mass.

The 23-year-old Hernandez, who was released from the New England Patriots following his arrest in the case on Wednesday, is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough. In court Wednesday, a prosecutor recounted the events of June 17, saying Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd in Dorchester, Mass. before he was shot.

Carlos Ortiz, 27, of Bristol, Conn., has also been arrested in the case and is charged as a fugitive from justice in Connecticut. He appeared in court in Bristol on Friday and a judge ordered he be turned over to authorities in Massachusetts.


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