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Two Aaron Hernandez associates indicted on murder charges

Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge  Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Ex-Pats TE Aaron Hernandez is awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Two associates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez were indicted on murder charges in connection with the shooting death of a man, Bristol County prosecutors said Friday.

The grand jury in Bristol County returned separate indictments against Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace in connection with the killing of Odin Lloyd last June. He was found less than a mile from Hernandez's home.

Ortiz and Wallace had been charged with accessory to murder after the fact. The district attorney's office said the two will be arraigned at a later date.

Hernandez is currently in jail, having already been indicted on first-degree murder and numerous weapons charges. He is accused of having a hand in the killing of Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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