Hernandez associate held on $500,000 bail

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This black and white photo taken from former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's home surveillance system in North Attleborough, Mass., and released in documents by the Attleboro District Court Thursday, July 25, 2013, shows Hernandez holding what authorities said appears to be a gun, shortly after Odin Lloyd was shot to death on June 17. Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder in Lloyd's death. (AP Photo/Attleboro District Court) AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED SOLELY TO ILLUSTRATE NEWS REPORTING OR COMMENTARY ON THE FACTS OR EVENTS DEPICTED IN THIS IMAGE. ARCHIVE OUT; PUBLIC OUT; ONE TIME USE ONLY
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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A man prosecutors say was with Aaron Hernandez the night the former New England Patriots tight end's friend was killed has been held on $500,000 cash bail.

Ernest Wallace appeared Friday in Attleboro District Court on a charge of being an accessory after the fact to murder.

His lawyer argued that Wallace was not a flight risk and wanted to return to his family in Florida. Attorney David Meier sought bail of $10,000.

Prosecutors said Wallace was Hernandez's "right-hand man" and sought $1 million bail.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home.

Prosecutors say Hernandez orchestrated Lloyd's killing because he was upset with him.

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