More details regarding the Odin Lloyd murder case could emerge as soon as Monday, when alleged accessory after the fact Ernest Wallace has a pre-trial hearing.
The specific purpose of the hearing isn’t known. Wallace, along with former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, currently is being held without bail.
Wallace reportedly has retained a high-profile criminal defense lawyer, prompting speculation that Hernandez is footing the bill for Wallace’s legal fees, possibly hopeful that Wallace won’t give information or testimony adverse to Hernandez’s interests.
Regardless of what transpires on Monday, more information about the case likely will emerge Wednesday, when Hernandez is scheduled to have a probable cause hearing. As the name suggests, prosecutors will be required at that time to introduce sufficient evidence to support a finding by the presiding judge that Hernandez is responsible for Lloyd’s death. The key witness for the prosecution could be Carlos Ortiz, who was interviewed by police the day before Hernandez’s arrest.
Meanwhile, a grand jury continues to investigate the case, and indictments could come at any time.