Opening statements held in Ernest Wallace murder trial

Wallace's friend Aaron Hernandez was already convicted of Odin Lloyd's murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WWLP) – Opening statements got underway Tuesday in the murder trial of Ernest Wallace.

Wallace is a friend of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. Wallace is charged with murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in 2013, having allegedly been with Hernandez when Lloyd was killed at a North Attleborough industrial park.

Authorities said that Wallace shared with Hernandez the intent to kill Lloyd.

Continuing Coverage: Aaron Hernandez case

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in Lloyd’s death. He is now facing a separate trial for the murders of two men in Boston.

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