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Ex-Patriot’s ‘Right-Hand Man’ Has Bail Hearing

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge says a defendant whom Massachusetts prosecutors have described as the “right-hand man” of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez should continue to be held on $500,000 bail.

The bail hearing for Ernest Wallace was held Thursday at Bristol Superior Court in Fall River.

Last week, Wallace was ordered held on $500,000 bail after pleading not guilty to a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston.

At Thursday’s hearing, Wallace’s defense attorney argued for $10,000 bail, but the judge continued his bail with the same conditions.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the case.

Prosecutors say Wallace and an associate were with Hernandez when Lloyd was killed June 17 in North Attleborough, Mass.