ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) -- The second suspect involved in the murder investigation surrounding former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has agreed to be held without bail.
- Release: Police arrest Pats' Hernandez
- Photos: Hernandez in handcuffs
- In-Depth: North Attleboro investigation
Carlos Ortiz was arraigned less than two weeks ago in Attleboro District Court. He again appeared before a judge Tuesday morning for a dangerousness hearing, but that became unnecessary with his decision to remain behind bars until his next court appearance in August.
- Related: Ortiz faces charges in Odin homicide
Ortiz, who lives in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn., was charged with illegally carrying a firearm on the day of the shooting. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
The District Attorney identified Ortiz as one of two men in a car with accused murderer Aaron Hernandez the night Odin Lloyd was shot and killed.
Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was found slain on June 17 at an industrial park in North Attleboro not far from Hernandez's home. Lloyd's relatives say he was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee and that the two men were friends.
According to a search warrant, Ortiz told police the day after Lloyd's murder, he and Hernandez drove to his two bedroom apartment. Police call it a flop house.
Documents show the football player leased it almost 20 miles from his luxury home, with no explanation why.
A neighbor says she barely saw the famous renter.
"No suspicious activity, no girls, nothing other than just typical guy stuff. A little bit loud, a little bit of cigarette smoke, a little bit of maybe pot, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a bunch of guys," Carol Bailey of Franklin, Mass. said.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Ernest Wallace, who is facing an accessory to murder charge, pleaded not guilty in the same court. The Miramar, Fla., man will be held without bail until another hearing on July 22, under an agreement between his attorney and prosecutors.
Details of the charge against Wallace — accessory to murder after the fact — were not released during the brief proceeding. Sutter, the district attorney, declined to comment on the specific allegations outside the courthouse, citing the ongoing investigation.
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