The prosecution has a lot of strong circumstantial evidence against Aaron Hernandez, but if Carlos Ortiz is going to be their star witness his credibility is shaky at best and they still have a lot of work to do.
He is a career criminal who has some serious drug addictions.
Ortiz has an extensive criminal record, including convictions for larceny, assault, criminal mischief and interfering with an officer, court records show.
There’s more: In an affidavit for his arrest on a probation violation obtained Wednesday by USA TODAY Sports, police say Ortiz met with his probation officer on May 21 and “disclosed that he was abusing PCP, alcohol and THC daily.”
It doesn’t mean his story is false, but if I was a juror I wouldn’t trust him.