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CelebNSports247.com has the latest on Ernest Wallace, who is being tried separately for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, but he’s saying he had no part in Lloyd’s death.
Sporting News reports:
Wallace’s trial began Tuesday and his lawyer, David Meier, said in his opening statements it was former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez “who shot and killed Odin Lloyd.”
Hernandez was convicted last April for the first-degree murder of Lloyd on June 17, 2013. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole, but has maintained he wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger when Lloyd was shot six times.
Wallace admitted to being with Hernandez that morning at the Massachusetts industrial park where Lloyd’s body was found, but denies any knowledge of Hernandez’s plans.
“Did he actively participate? Did he know what Aaron Hernandez was going to do? Absolutely not,” Meier stated, via Yahoo Sports. “That’s what the evidence is. That’s what the law is going to be in this case.”
Wallace’s trial is in front of the same judge, E. Susan Garsh, and is being prosecuted by the same attorney, Patrick Bomberg. On Tuesday, via the Boston Globe, Bomberg stated it was a “cooperative effort” and “joint venture” by Wallace, Hernandez and co-defendant Carlos Ortiz to kill Lloyd.
The Boston Globe reports:
After a night at a Boston nightclub on June 14, 2013, the then-New England Patriots star took semi professional football player Odin L. Lloyd and two women to a condominium he rented in Franklin.
Soon after, Hernandez said taking Lloyd there was a mistake and he turned to two friends, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, for help, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Together, the three men murdered the 27-year-old Lloyd in an industrial park in North Attleborough during the early morning hours of June 17, 2013, according to Bristol First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg.
The four men drove south to North Attleborough, where they entered an industrial park near Hernandez’s home. Lloyd was shot there by Hernandez six times with a .45 caliber handgun, Bomberg said.
Meanwhile, Defense attorney David Meier emphasized that Hernandez was solely responsible for murdering Lloyd.
“It was Aaron Hernandez who had that .45 Glock and it was Aaron Hernandez who shot and killed Odin Lloyd,” Meier said
Ortiz is also being tried separately.
Wallace’s trial is expected to last about nine weeks.