Carlos Ortiz, an associate of Aaron Hernandez, pleaded not guilty to accessory after the fact murder on Friday in Fall River Superior Court.
Ortiz is accused of helping former Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez following the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. The former football star faces first degree murder charges.
Ortiz was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail however, the defense reserved the right to appeal.
His next court date is set for November 20.
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