Aaron Hernandez is being held in jail without bail, Carlos Ortiz is on his way back to Massachusetts after being arrested in Connecticut and now police have arrested the third identified suspect in the murder of Odin Lloyd.
The Massachusetts State Police confirmed Friday afternoon that Ernest Wallace, who was wanted on charges of being an accessory after the fact in Lloyd’s murder, has been arrested in Miramar, Florida. The police in North Attleboro, where the murder took place, had previously announced that the Chrysler 300 that Wallace was last seen driving has been recovered in Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Connecticut.
Wesley Lowery of the Boston Globe reports that prosecutors allege Hernandez rented the car the day after Lloyd was murdered in order to help others, including Wallace, leave the state. The person who located the car and informed authorities said that he first saw it at his apartment complex on Friday or Saturday and recognized the car when police asked for help locating it on Wednesday.
“I never saw anyone getting in or out of the car,” the resident said. “I’ve called the leasing office and they said police have already asked for any video footage that might show who parked.”
All three men who have thus far been publicly implicated in the murder are now in custody.