FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge says a defendant alleged to be the “right-hand man” of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez should continue to be jailed on $500,000 bail.
A bail hearing for Ernest Wallace was held Thursday in Fall River. His attorney had sought $10,000 bail.
Wallace pleaded not guilty last week to a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact in Odin Lloyd’s fatal shooting.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Lloyd’s death.
Prosecutors are also revealing that a key witness in their case changed his story about the night Lloyd was killed. Carlos Ortiz had repeatedly said Wallace and Hernandez got out of the car they were in with Lloyd before he heard shots ring out. Ortiz now says only Hernandez did.