Court documents confirm Aaron Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz provided details to police about Odin Lloyd’s murder


It was pretty much assumed that one of Aaron Hernandez boys had given details to the police about the night in question when Odin Lloyd was murdered. Now documents confirm that Carlos Ortiz provided police with details of the events from that night.

According to the affidavit, Ortiz, who was already on probation, showed up for what he assumed was his regularly scheduled probation appointment. Upon getting to the probation hearing, Ortiz was notified there were bigger issues to discuss.  Investigators read Ortiz his Miranda, and Ortiz agreed to speak from there.  There is reportedly audio and video of that conversation.  Ortiz said that he and Ernest Wallace arrived at Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro just after midnight on June 17, 2013.  Hernandez and and his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins were not home yet; a babysitter let Wallace and Ortiz into the home. Ortiz told investigators that he saw “a small and large handgun” in the home.

At some point according to Ortiz,  Hernandez and his fiancee returned, and Ortiz says he saw Hernandez “carrying a gun.” Ortiz told police that the three men left the home at 1:09 a.m. and picked up Odin Lloyd.  Ortiz then told police, at, on the drive back, “he overheard Mr. Hernandez state directly to Mr. Lloyd that he was ‘chilling’ with people that [Hernandez] had problems with.”  Ortiz then said that Hernandez and Lloyd “made up by ‘shaking hands’ and agreed that ‘it’ was squashed.” Ortiz told authorities fell asleep, and woke up when the vehicle stopped.  At that point, the other three men including Lloyd, allegedly got out of the vehicle “to urinate.”  Ortiz told police, shortly after that, he heard gunshots. He told police that Hernandez and Ernest Wallace got back in to the car “without Mr. Lloyd,” and the vehicle “fled” the scene. Because he had been asleep and stayed in the car, Carlos Ortiz told police that he didn’t know who had fired the shots.  Ortiz stated that when the three men minus Lloyd returned to Hernandez’s house, Ernest Wallace asked him to get a small gun located under the rear of the driver’s seat.  Ortiz said that he went and got the gun, carried it inside, and gave it to Hernandez. Ortiz said that he then went back to sleep. Sources say that affidavit confirms that Hernandez was experiencing paranoia, felt he coudn’t trust anyone, and was visibily upset about Odin Lloyd being to friendly with someone Hernandez didn’t see eye to eye with.

With the amount of information available, it seems as if finding an unbiased jury will be challenging.