Third arrest made in murder allegedly tied to NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Third arrest made in murder allegedly tied to NFL star Aaron Hernandez

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by CBS News

CBS News/ Associated Press

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 1:42 PM

(CBS) BOSTON - A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a Boston semi-pro football player who police say was shot to death by NFL star Aaron Hernandez, CBS Boston reports.

Massachusetts State Police confirmed Friday that 41-year-old Ernest Wallace was captured in Miramar, Fla.

On Thursday night, police had released a wanted poster for Wallace and asked the public's help in locating him.

The car he was last seen driving was reportedly discovered in Connecticut a short time later.

Wallace is expected to be charged for accessory after murder in the June 17 death of Lloyd in North Attleborough, Mass.

The 23-year-old Hernandez, who was released from the New England Patriots following his arrest in the case on Wednesday, is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough. In court Wednesday, a prosecutor recounted the events of June 17, saying Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd in Dorchester, Mass. before he was shot.

Carlos Ortiz, 27, of Bristol, Conn., has also been arrested in the case.

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