Aaron Hernandez friend acquitted of murder, found guilty as accessory

Thursday May 12th, 2016

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Ernest Wallace, an associate of Aaron Hernandez, has been acquitted of murder in the case of the death of Odin Lloyd, but was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact, according to the Boston Globe.

Prosecutors in the case had argued that Wallace assisted Hernandez, who actually pulled the trigger, in committing the 2013 murder by driving him to pick up Lloyd. However, the defense said that Wallace did not know that Hernandez planned to kill Lloyd.

A third man who was in the car, Carlos Ortiz, is also charged with murder and will face trial in October.

Wallace faces a maximum term of seven years in prison for the accessory charge.

Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star, is serving a life sentence after being found guilty of first-degree murder in April 2015. He is currently appealing the conviction. 

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