Ortiz has already been told he can’t come back to his old neighborhood after snitching on Hernandez, so it makes sense they he would ask the police for protection.
He will probably be the star witness Aaron Hernandez’s case, so he is going to want some assurances that Hernandez can’t reach out and touch him, if he is set free.
As Aaron Hernandez heads back into court Wednesday for a probable cause hearing that likely will be continued, legal experts say alleged accomplice Carlos Ortiz is pursuing immunity and witness protection.
Hernandez has been charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semipro football player and Hernandez associate who was found shot to death June 17. The case will take “a year and a half or two years” to come to trial, according to John Connors, Ortiz’s attorney, and his client, with some savvy wrangling by Connors, could be out of jail by then.
Hernandez is also close to being charged for a double murder that happened in Boston in 2012.