Report: Carlos Ortiz Told Police Aaron Hernandez Was the Shooter
Carlos Ortiz’s attorney just stated he wasn’t cooperating with the police, but maybe that was because he has told them everything they already needed to know.
AP has documents showing that Ortiz has fingered Hernandez as the triggerman.
Carlos Ortiz reportedly told Massachusetts investigators that another man, Ernest Wallace, said Hernandez admitted shooting Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez’s Massachusetts home.
The documents were filed in court by the Miramar, Fla., police department to justify a search of Wallace’s home in that city.
The documents also say that while investigating Lloyd’s killing, police did searches in Bristol, Conn., that turned up a vehicle wanted in connection with a July 2012 double homicide in Boston.
Prosecutors say Hernandez, Wallace and another man drove with Lloyd to an industrial park where Lloyd was fatally shot.
Ortiz told police that, after picking up Lloyd, the four men headed back to North Attleborough. Along the way, Hernandez told Lloyd that Lloyd had been “chilling” with people Hernandez had problems with, the documents said. But Ortiz told police that the two men shook hands and the problem seemed smoothed over. But soon the car stopped, and everyone but Ortiz got out to urinate, according to Ortiz’s account.
The witness also told police he then heard gunshots before Hernandez and Wallace got back into the car without Lloyd and the vehicle sped away.
Ortiz who is in jail, has been only charged with a firearm possession, while Hernandez has been charged with 1st degree murder and Wallace accessory to murder.
Ortiz is a career criminal, plus it appears he didn’t witness the shooting himself and to be frank his story seems to be a bit off, so if he does testify look for the defense to go after his credibility.