Carlos Ortiz, who the prosecution believed was the star witness in the case against Aaron Hernandez will no longer testify in court. Via the Daily Gazette:
Prosecutors will not call Carlos Ortiz to testify against Aaron Hernandez at trial because they believe Ortiz is “completely unreliable,” according to new documents filed Friday in superior court.
For months, Ortiz, a codefendant charged with accessory to murder after the fact, was thought to be a key prosecution witness against Hernandez, 24, the former Patriots star tight end who is charged with the June 17, 2013, murder of Odin Lloyd in the North Attleborough Industrial Park.
This is a huge blow to the prosecution’s case.