Aaron Hernandez update: Third suspect will head to Boston; jerseys a hot-ticket item on eBay
|07.01.13 at 1:08 pm ET|
Under arrest and denied bail, Ernest Wallace is headed north.
Wallace, the 41-year-old arrested Friday in connection to the murder of Odin Lloyd, has been held without bail since his hearing Saturday in Florida. He also will not fight a move to extradite him on a currently unspecified date to Massachusetts, where he will be charged with serving as an accessory after the fact in Lloyd’s murder, the case in which Aaron Hernandez is also being held without bail.
While Wallace and Hernandez sat in their respective jail cells separated by the length of the East Coast, the latter unknowingly served as motivation for a brawl early Saturday morning.
According to the Hartford Courant, police were called to the Gold Roc Diner in West Hartford, Conn., around 3 a.m. Saturday when a fight broke out after someone shouted, ‘Hey, Aaron Hernandez,’ when he or she spotted a lookalike.
Turns out, it might have been the former Patriots tight end’s brother, DJ Hernandez. DJ Hernandez was not among the three men arrested as a result of the altercation — nor do police know for sure he was even present — but two of the men taken into custody said the elder Hernandez had been with them and stayed out of the fight.
West Hartford is about 20 minutes from the Hernandez family’s hometown of Bristol.
Much closer to Wallace’s holding place, a pair of Floridians made a quick, and arguably unexpected, buck on eBay over the weekend. Users of the online auction site from Titusville and Miami had their used Aaron Hernandez No. 81 jerseys sell for $284 and $250, respectively.
According to a report in Monday’s Boston Globe, those are just two in a slew of examples of Hernandez merchandise that has not exactly taken a hit since he was charged with murder last week.
The Patriots took all Hernandez products out of their team shop, and are offering fans other jerseys in exchange for their Hernandez ones this weekend, but the demand is, apparently, still high.
As 9-year-old Conor Brown told his father, Jeff, of the online jersey sales: ‘There are a lot of crazy people in this world.”