Jury Deliberating in Aaron Hernandez Associate's Murder Trial

Jury deciding fate of Hernandez crony, Ernest Wallace

A jury is deliberating the fate of Ernest Wallace, an associate of Aaron Hernandez, following closing arguments in his murder trial in Fall River Superior Court, according to The Sun Chronicle.

Prosecutors allege Wallace was involved in the plan to murder Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. The newspaper reports that in his closing argument, Deputy District Attorney William McCauley said, "They were working together from start to finish." Much of the testimony and evidence used in Wallace's trial was used to convict Hernandez last year.

The Sun Chronicle reports Wallace's lawyer, David Meier, said Wallace had no prior knowledge that Hernandez intended to kill Lloyd, asking the jury, "Is there any evidence to convince you beyond a reasonable doubt that Ernest Wallace was just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Hernandez, a former New England Patriot, was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd last year.

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