An associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has waived his right to appear at a hearing connected to a Massachusetts murder case. The probable cause hearing for Ernest Wallace, held Monday in Attleboro District Court, was continued to Sept. 23. Wallace was indicted Thursday on a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact. He had previously pleaded not guilty to the same charge and was ordered held on $500,000 bail. Police have said Wallace and another man were with Hernandez at the time Odin Lloyd was killed. Wallace went to Florida after Lloyd’s death on June 17. According to court documents, the other man told police that Wallace said Hernandez shot Lloyd. Hernandez is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to a murder charge.