Carlos Ortiz, the third suspect in the murder of Odin Lloyd, is telling all and continues to. Ortiz told the police about the “flop house” Aaron Hernandez where the police found more evidence and that the second suspect, Ernest Wallace, told him Hernandez did shoot Lloyd. Now he’s stating the former NFL tight end hid the murder weapon.
An affidavit released by Attleboro District Court says Carlos Ortiz told investigators Hernandezput firearms in the black box after Odin Lloyd’s killing. The document indicates one was a small gun Ortiz handed Hernandez after they returned home with another associate, Ernest Wallace. Ortiz said he earlier saw Hernandez with an additional “large handgun.”
Authorities believe Lloyd was killed with a .45-caliber Glock, which hasn’t been recovered. Prosecutors say video surveillance from Hernandez’s home before and after the killing shows him holding a gun that appears to be a Glock.
Police divers have been searching this week in a lake in Bristol, Conn., Hernandez’s hometown. Authorities have declined to comment on the search, but have confirmed it is linked to the investigation.
Prosecutors have not said who fired the fatal shots. But court records released in Florida say Ortiz told investigators Wallace said it was Hernandez.