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Carlos Ortiz pleads not guilty

Updated: May 27, 2014, 4:32 PM ET
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FALL RIVER, Mass. -- An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the shooting death of a man near Hernandez's home last summer.

Carlos Ortiz was arraigned Tuesday in Fall River Superior Court on a murder charge in connection with the June 2013 death of Odin Lloyd. He is being held without bail and a pre-trial conference is set for Sept. 24.

Ortiz is from Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. Ortiz ...

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