Jun 26, 2013; North Attleborough, MA, USA; Michael K. Fee the attorney for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks with reporters outside the courthouse after his client

Lawyer Says Ortiz Isn’t Cooperating In Case Against Aaron Hernandez


judge ordered the release of documents pertaining to the warrants and affidavits around the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation. Hernandez’s associate, Carlos Ortiz, has been arrested on gun charges in relation to the case. However, he is not cooperating with police in the investigation against Aaron Hernandez according to his lawyer.

From the Boston Globe:

Ortiz is currently charged only with unlawful possession of a firearm, stemming from his own statements to police and video surveillance that allegedly shows him walking into Hernandez’s North Attleborough home with a gun in his hand around 3:30 a.m. on June 17.

Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Connors said that his client is not cooperating against Hernandez.

“I don’t believe anything that comes out like that,’’ Connors said. “He’s been talking to me. At this point he’s charged with carrying a gun, that’s all he’s been charged with.”

Although Ortiz is facing prosecution in Bristol County, he is currently being housed at the Norfolk County Jail in Dedham, officials said today.

Connors didn’t specify how his client knows Hernandez, other than to say that the two are from Bristol, Conn., and that his client is “an athletic young man.”

“He’s not at all, as far as I can see, a violent person,” Connors said of Ortiz.

The time line puts Ortiz at Hernandez’s house minutes after Lloyd sent his last text message and around the same time Hernandez was there. Gun shots were heard where Lloyd was found just 15 minutes prior to Ortiz’s appearance in the video.

Tags: Aaron Hernandez New England Patriots Odin Lloyd