Hearing for indicted Hernandez associate continued

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Associated Press

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 26 at 2:05 PM

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — The district court case against an associate of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been continued.

Prosecutors and Ernest Wallace's defense attorney agreed during a brief proceeding in Attleboro on Monday to schedule the next district court hearing for Sept. 23. But Wallace was indicted last week and his case is expected to be moved to superior court, the trial court, before then.

Police have said Wallace and another man were with Hernandez at the time 27-year-old Odin Lloyd was killed.

Wallace was indicted Thursday on a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact. He pleaded not guilty earlier in district court to the same charge and was ordered held on $500,000 bail.

Wallace wasn't in court Monday. Attorney David Meier declined to comment on the indictment outside court.

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