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Police capture third suspect linked to murder of Antiguan-born semi-pro football player

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2013 | 12:06 PM

MIRAMAR, Florida, June 30, CMC – Police here say they have busted a third man linked to the murder of Antiguan-born, semi-professional football player, Odin Lloyd.

As investigators probe the alleged role of National Football League (NFL) star Aaron Hernandez in Lloyd’s murder, the police have reported that Ernest Wallace, who was wanted for aiding Hernandez in the alleged execution on June 17, has turned himself in.

According to court documents, another alleged accomplice, Carlos Ortiz, was already busted by police.

According to the New York Post, Hernandez allegedly “orchestrated the execution” of Lloyd for speaking with the NFL star’s enemies at a Boston club.Prosecutors in Boston, Massachusetts charged that Hernandez had texted two out-of-state friends, urging them to come to Massachusetts.

The trio then picked up Lloyd, took him to an industrial lot near Hernandez’s home, where Lloyd was shot five times, according to law enforcement authorities.

“I want the person that killed my son to be brought to justice, that’s my first-born child, my only boy child, and they took him away from me, Ursula Ward, Lloyd’s mother, told US national television.

Lloyd’s funeral took place on Saturday at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan, Massachusetts.

Hernandez was denied bail despite pleading not guilty to the murder charge.Ortiz is being held without bail, pending a court hearing on July 9, and Wallace has been transferred to a jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, awaiting extradition to Massachusetts.

The New England Patriots football team on Wednesday released Hernandez shortly after his arrest.