Third suspect in Lloyd slaying being held without bail, pending extradition to Massachusetts
The 41-year-old Wallace was denied bail pending further proceedings during his first court hearing on Saturday, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Wallace was sought by the Massachusetts State Police in connection to Hernandez’s alleged murder of Odin Lloyd, and was considered armed and dangerous. However, Wallace surrendered peacefully to the Miramar Police Department after seeing a warrant out for himself on the television. Wallace, who has elderly parents and other relatives in Miramar, was visiting his family in the area when he realized he was wanted by the police, Wallace’s attorney David Meier said.
But Meier would not elaborate on Wallace’s relationship with Hernandez or his alleged role in the June 17 murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was shot and killed in North Attleborough just a mile away from Hernandez’s home. Wallace will be extradited to Massachusetts at a later date, where he will be charged with serving as an accessory after the fact to a murder that the Hernandez is charged with committing.
“It’s his intention to waive rendition proceedings and to return to Massachusetts,” said Meier. “He will be brought before a judge in Massachusetts and formally arraigned on the single charge.”
Earlier this week, the other suspect accomplice Carlos Ortiz was arrested in Connecticut on charges of being a fugitive from justice. The 27-year-old Ortiz appeared in an Attleboro District Court where a judge ordered him to be extradited to Massachusetts on Friday, hours before Wallace gave himself up to at a Florida police station.
Hernandez, who pleaded not guilty to first degree murder and various gun-related chargers, is also being held in police custody at the Bristol County Jail without the possibility of bail, while the authorities try to piece together details to Lloyd’s death. The police are also investigating Hernandez in connection a double-murder case from a year ago. Two men, identified as Safiro Teixeira Furtado and Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu in front of a Boston night club in July 2012.