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Two alleged accomplices arrested in Hernandez case

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NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, MA (WSHM/CBS) -

Friday afternoon saw new developments in the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation, as police have now arrested two alleged accomplices.

The most recent arrest was Ernest Wallace.

Police in Miramar, FL, said he turned himself in shortly before 1:30 p.m. without incident.

They said Wallace saw his name in news reports and knew there was a warrant out for his arrest. The Boston Globe reported that Wallace is facing a charge of accessory after the fact.

After appearing in a Connecticut court Friday morning, alleged accomplice Carlos Ortiz appeared in a North Attleborough court Friday afternoon. The 27-year-old pleaded not guilty to a firearms charge.

Early Friday morning, police swarmed the home of Hernandez. Well before sunrise, the flash of a camera was visible through the windows of the house in North Attleborough.

Hernandez has been charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd. Investigators reportedly now think he was killed because he knew about Hernandez's possible role in a drive-by shooting that killed two men in Boston last year.

Prosecutors did not mention the 2012 murders during Hernandez's hearing on Thursday, but they did reveal new evidence. Bullets were recovered at Hernandez's condo, which they say are similar to those that killed Lloyd.

The judge denied Hernandez bail, saying the case against the former New England Patriot was "very strong."

"This gentleman, either by himself, or with two other people that he requested come to the Commonwealth, basically cold-blooded, in a cold-blooded fashion, killed a person because that person disrespected him," said Superior Court Judge Renee Dupuis.

With a potentially expanding murder investigation, questions are once again being raised about why the Patriots drafted the Hernandez in the first place.

"Teams who looked into Aaron Hernandez when he was coming out of the University of Florida in 2010, they found that personality-wise he had low self-esteem, he had a short fuse," said Shalise Manza Young, Patriots beat writer for the Boston Globe.

The Patriots announced Friday that anyone with a No. 81 Aaron Hernandez jersey purchased through their pro shop will be allowed to exchange it for a jersey of equal value.

The exchange event will take place next Saturday, July 6,  and Sunday, July 7, at the Patriot Pro Shop in Foxboro.

Copyright 2013 WSHM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. CBS News contributed to this report.

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