FILE - In this June 26, 2013, file photo, Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney, Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court in Attleboro, Mass. Since Hernandez was arrested last week in the shooting death of a friend whose body was found a mile away from his home, a portrait has emerged of a man whose life away from the field included frequent connections with police-related incidents that started as long ago as his freshman year at the University of Florida. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Two associates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have been indicted on murder charges in connection with the shooting of a man last summer near Hernandez’s Massachusetts home.
The Bristol County district attorney’s office said Friday a grand jury returned indictments against Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace in connection with the killing of semi-professional football player Odin (OH’-dihn) Lloyd.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June killing of Lloyd, a Boston man who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
The district attorney’s office says Ortiz and Wallace will be arraigned later.
Ortiz and Wallace are from Bristol, Conn. They were charged previously with accessory to murder after the fact and have pleaded not guilty.
Ortiz’s lawyer says he hasn’t seen the indictment but calls it “totally ridiculous.”