Aaron Hernandez is currently in jail awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. And Hernandez told Ernest Wallace — who is also in custody as part of the investigation — that he shot Lloyd, according to court documents attributing that allegation to the third man charged in the case, Carlos Ortiz.
While the prosecution might consider Ortiz, 27, an integral witness, the defense will try to show that he was a drug abuser with an extensive criminal record.
Ortiz has previously been convicted of larceny, assault, criminal mischief and interfering with an officer. And according to an affidavit obtained by USAToday.com, police say Ortiz told his probation officer on May 21 — a month before Lloyd’s death — “that he was abusing PCP, alcohol and THC daily.” He was ordered to an in-patient treatment drug-abuse program but missed an appointment two days later, and used a variety of excuses to duck treatment over the next month.
Source: Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports