Two associates of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have now joined him in being indicted in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd.
The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office announced today that a grand jury indicted both Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace on murder charges. Hernandez was already charged with murder in Lloyd’s death, and Ortiz and Wallace had been charged with being accessories after the fact.
According to reporter Wesley Lowery, who has covered the Hernandez story, under Massachusetts law prosecutors will not have to prove which of Hernandez, Ortiz and Wallace actually shot Lloyd in order to secure murder convictions against all three. Lowery describes the indictments as “Not good for Aaron Hernandez.”
Hernandez was arrested in June and remains in jail, where he has been for 10 months.