The star witness in the Aaron Hernandez case has officially been dropped as prosecutors now view him as “completely unreliable.”
Daily Mail reports that documents filed on 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz – who has been charged with accessory to murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd – will no longer be called as a witness in the trial at all.
The site explains how his story has changed over time:
“He was arrested last summer in connection to the murder and told police that Hernandez and another man, Ernest Wallace, 44, were outside their vehicle at the North Attleborough Industrial Park when Lloyd was shot five times. Ortiz said he was asleep in the vehicle when he was awoken by the sound of gunshots, after which Hernandez and Wallace returned to the car. He also told police that he saw Hernandez carrying a handgun and mentioned a ‘flophouse’ in Franklin which ‘other football players used,’ where police recovered evidence including clothing and ammunition, according to the Taunton Gazette. However, Ortiz has now changed his story to say that Hernandez was alone with Lloyd outside the vehicle.”
In a Thursday court filing, the District Attorney accuses Aaron – a former New England Patriots tight end – of talking about Odin Lloyd’s murder with his fiancé and cousin, who have both been charged as accessories to murder. A D.A. spokesperson said in a statement:
“We did file a motion, and what’s in the documents is pretty self-explanatory. During those conversations, the defendant has discussed the following matters directly relevant to the circumstances surrounding the murder of Odin Lloyd.”
This situation is so shocking, sad, and unfortunate for all parties involved. Messing with Aaron will get you thrown behind bars!
SOURCE: DailyMail | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty