ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — An associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has waived his right to appear at a hearing connected to a Massachusetts murder.
The probable cause hearing for Ernest Wallace occurred Monday in Attleboro court. The hearing was continued to Sept. 23.
Wallace was indicted Thursday on a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact. He pleaded not guilty earlier in district court to the same charge and was ordered held on $500,000 bail.
Police have said Wallace and another man were with Hernandez at the time Odin Lloyd was killed. Wallace went to Florida after Lloyd’s death.
According to court documents, the other man told police that Wallace said Hernandez shot Lloyd. Hernandez is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder.