NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. - A man arrested in Connecticut in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with a weapons count, and investigators said a third suspect was arrested yesterday in south Florida.
Massachusetts State Police said local officers in Miramar, Fla., captured Ernest Wallace early yesterday afternoon, hours after a Connecticut judge ordered Carlos Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities.
New Britain State's attorney said 27-year-old Ortiz was arrested in Bristol on Wednesday as part of the investigation into the slaying of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez is charged with murder in the slaying of Lloyd near Hernandez' home in North Attleborough, Mass. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.