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Prosecutor says all men in car with Lloyd are in custody


With Ernest Wallace wanted as an accessory after the fact in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, it appeared that he wasn’t one of the other two men allegedly in a car with Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd in the moments before Lloyd’s death.  If, after all, Wallace were in the car and in turn with Hernandez when Lloyd was killed, Wallace also would be an accessory before the fact.

But Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said Friday that he believes all three men in the car with Lloyd are now in custody.  The three men known to be in custody are Wallace, Hernandez, and Carlos Ortiz (pictured).

There’s still something odd happening.  When prosecutor Bill McCauley explained the facts at Wednesday’s arraignment, he listed things Hernandez allegedly said to Lloyd in the car, which helped show Hernandez’s motive to kill Lloyd.  With Hernandez not talking and Lloyd not available, this strongly suggested someone else in the car already was cooperating.

But Wallace was at large and Ortiz was arrested on Wednesday in Bristol, Connecticut.  It’s possible that Ortiz was arrested and interrogated before Hernandez’s arraignment and shared that information with police.  But that’s a lot to coordinate between North Attleboro, Massachusetts and Bristol.

There’s still a chance, then, that the fourth person in the car was arrested or turned himself in before Wednesday (and is, to make Sutter’s comment truthful, “in custody”), and that police are hoping to gloss over that fact in order to dissuade the media from realizing that there’s still one more person who has not been accounted for, and in turn trying to figure out who the guy is.

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76 Responses to “Prosecutor says all men in car with Lloyd are in custody”
  1. randolph32 says: Jun 28, 2013 10:50 PM

    ….as the world turns – good catch, it seemed as they were talking in circles.

  2. buffalobills716 says: Jun 28, 2013 10:51 PM

    Someone about to snitch on somebody,and we all know the big fish
    Sent from my BlackBerry® by Boost Mobile

  3. thesteelers says: Jun 28, 2013 10:52 PM

    Wait till Bo Fish’s lawyer hears about this.

  4. thefox61 says: Jun 28, 2013 10:54 PM

    “O, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive” – from Marmion, by Sir Walter Scott

  5. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 28, 2013 10:55 PM

    how will this end

  6. norvturnersneck says: Jun 28, 2013 10:57 PM

    Probably for the best the media doesn’t know/get a whiff of who it is. It’ll only leak more to the public and eliminate a “fair and speedy” trial. That won’t happen anyways though.

  7. cjspiller12 says: Jun 28, 2013 10:58 PM

    The case against Aaron Hernandez is growing so strong about the only thing he forgot to do was check in at the industrial park on Facebook.

  8. skoobyfl says: Jun 28, 2013 11:06 PM

    Where’s the ringer?

  9. whigham25 says: Jun 28, 2013 11:10 PM

    Here’s an idea, Hernandez is not an angel, By no means, But not all cops are straight up, especially in massachusetts, A big fish makes you move up, Regardless of whether its true or not. Tattoos don’t make you evil or a gangbanger….that means you herald, globe, Borges and shank.

  10. garyhd01 says: Jun 28, 2013 11:11 PM

    it is becoming quite clear that so much sh…t is hitting the fan that the fan may overload

  11. cmr73 says: Jun 28, 2013 11:11 PM

    Or, Lloyd happened to have a recording device on him at the time of his murder implicating all three as well as tying Hernandez to the double homicide in July of 2012.

  12. lostsok says: Jun 28, 2013 11:11 PM

    As dumb has Hernandez as been, let’s don’t rule out the possibility that he filmed it on his cell phone to enjoy later. This sociopath is clearly not a master criminal.

  13. heeeeelzfan says: Jun 28, 2013 11:12 PM

    Apparently a great job of law enforcement working together. Some small consolation, hopefully, for the family of the victim.

  14. thewarrenmoon says: Jun 28, 2013 11:22 PM

    The real crime is tha Paula Deen used the “n” word ten years ago. Priorities people!

  15. damnsureis says: Jun 28, 2013 11:23 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Lloyd set his phone to record what was going on. They were dumb enough to let him text. It’s not a stretch to think they wouldn’t notice him turning on a voice recorder. Most if not all smart phones have them.

  16. r0b1b0y says: Jun 28, 2013 11:24 PM

    his fiancee is the one dropping the dime

  17. geniusesq says: Jun 28, 2013 11:24 PM

    The other guy (likely informant) is probably cooperating and under protective custody…..duh

  18. sc49ers says: Jun 28, 2013 11:26 PM

    81 N done sum will never change they money can change u but sum people let that money get to them..never will b bigger then the law..soon or later they WILL find you good luck 81 not THIS time..just choose the wrong image…no nody is bigger Than LAW…..

  19. cwill99 says: Jun 28, 2013 11:27 PM

    After last night’s NBA draft, the Celtics could use help. They should pick up the rights to Aaron Hernandez. He’d be a natural fit at shooting guard.

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 28, 2013 11:32 PM

    There had to be some heavy duty drug traffic involved to make it worth offing these guys. That is very intriguing to me, and probably the cops as well. Maybe a pipeline from Florida to the East Coast that Hernandez tapped into when he was playing for the Gators.

  21. patriotinvasion says: Jun 28, 2013 11:34 PM

    My mind still cannot comprehend the stupidity that encompasses this entire saga.

  22. bueller101 says: Jun 28, 2013 11:36 PM

    No one in the mainstream media has mentioned the possibility that the victim, who was afraid of what was coming, recorded audio on his cellphone. If he started an audio or a video recorder app, he would have captured what was in earshot. A video recording with the phone in his pocket should have picked up some sound.

  23. beachsidejames says: Jun 28, 2013 11:39 PM

    In custody the football player from the Pats and the others who will soon be known as the Rats.

  24. stlunatik says: Jun 28, 2013 11:41 PM

    Hernandez is tried for murder. Ortiz admits to the murders during trial. Investigators later find out Hernandez actually commited the murders but after being exonerated cannot be tried again. Everybody walks on murder charges… Seen this same case on NCIS last night

  25. sc49ers says: Jun 28, 2013 11:42 PM

    Now they found text msgs good luck…..even with brocken phone still got traced…….

  26. paleandpasty says: Jun 28, 2013 11:44 PM

    Maybe loyd used his phone for than just texting and maybe he called his own voicemail or someone else was on the line to record or listen to the events of the evening.

  27. eaglesnd18 says: Jun 28, 2013 11:48 PM

    These guys are worse than Jerry Sandusky. This is the start of the downfall of society. I pray for the victim and I pray for society.

  28. 12thmanseattle says: Jun 28, 2013 11:48 PM

    Lets not forget the fact that the police knew Hernandez was mad at Lloyd for something and that it seems as if it may have been the double murder. My guess is one of the guys at the club is singing because of that murder or hernandezs girl is flipping because let’s be honest most gangbangers aren’t notorious for treating their ladies with the utmost respect

  29. virg1969 says: Jun 29, 2013 12:11 AM

    When is Wes Welker’s wife gonna run her mouth about Aaron Hernandez like she did about Ray Lewis?

  30. tharoostah says: Jun 29, 2013 12:16 AM

    Here is how I see it:

    Wallace was not in the car, he came up later to help them cover it up.

    Hernandez, Ortiz, and another guy who already has a plea deal were in the car. Police are trying to protect this other guy and not release his name

  31. vnailer22 says: Jun 29, 2013 12:20 AM

    Criminals can be both dumb and talkative, but since Hernandez decided to leave clues to his guilt everywhere, I suppose clueless would be the paradox that fits him best.

  32. tharoostah says: Jun 29, 2013 12:22 AM

    Another reason could be that they are charging them for whatever they have the most evidence on them for. For example maybe Wallace is only caught on camera helping them clean up even though they are aware he was there the whole time. Maybe their strongest evidence against him is after the fact. Ortiz could be the one talking, that is why he is only getting a gun charge

  33. jda129 says: Jun 29, 2013 12:24 AM

    Three Amigos toilet wine – available soon.

  34. natijim235 says: Jun 29, 2013 12:35 AM

    maybe hernandez knows where kraft’s sb ring is!

  35. omniscient48 says: Jun 29, 2013 12:40 AM

    Hey, isn’t that William Frawley who played Fred Mertz in “I Love Lucy”???

  36. bullethead527 says: Jun 29, 2013 12:45 AM

    People who dont try and get away with murder, have less evidence then Hernandez and Co.

    What were these idiots thinking?

    How did the dead guy get the keys to the rental?

  37. axlaws says: Jun 29, 2013 12:45 AM

    they will keep the name of the other person quiet so he doesnt end up dead!

  38. ayoungandres says: Jun 29, 2013 12:49 AM

    It never appeared that way. It appeared that they had the goods on him for acts after the murder so that formed the basis for the warrant. I stand by my early observation that none of these fellas are cooperating, yet.

  39. ayoungandres says: Jun 29, 2013 12:56 AM

    “When prosecutor Bill McCauley explained the facts at Wednesday’s arraignment, he listed things Hernandez allegedly said to Lloyd in the car, which helped show Hernandez’s motive to kill Lloyd”

    I don’t remember this. I recall him saying that Odin was nervous. That statement may be an inference based on the texts to his sister. The connection to the double murder may have come from (1) the people in the bar that Odin told, (2) Odin’s sister if she knew, or (3) someone else that knew but didn’t speak up until AH was in cuffs.

  40. croghan1919 says: Jun 29, 2013 1:17 AM

    Was Lloyd squeezing AH for money to shut up for the 2012 drive by?

  41. db3300 says: Jun 29, 2013 1:38 AM

    Fred Mertz there sure looks good for his age and status as living-impaired.

  42. atntitan says: Jun 29, 2013 1:38 AM


  43. booty2juiced says: Jun 29, 2013 1:46 AM

    Everyone became a detective/paralegal when this news broke. Its exciting.

  44. lanman11 says: Jun 29, 2013 1:52 AM

    It all looks pretty bad, but don’t underestimate what the police and prosecutor will do for a conviction in Mass. That is, and always has been, one huge Good Ole Boy network. Having said that, I wonder if they got the comments from the cell phone company. We know the government is listening in on the phone calls for “terrorist clues.” Could it be that the calls are recorded and kept for a period of time, however short, and someone had a cell call going when these comments were made in the car? It sounds unlikely but we’re learning more and more about how far the government has gone to use the Homeland Security Act against it’s own citizens. I always knew that kind of authority would be too much for the government employees to resist using against its own citizens. It’s not really that far fetched.

  45. thevelvetglove says: Jun 29, 2013 1:53 AM

    Has anyone gotten a statement from the Bo Fish? I would love to hear what he has to say about these events.

  46. badintent says: Jun 29, 2013 2:04 AM

    No death penalty,no justice. Can we get this trial sent to Texas please ?

  47. hedleykow says: Jun 29, 2013 3:11 AM

    One of the hairdos in the picture is groovy. Can anyone tell me which one?

  48. msclemons67 says: Jun 29, 2013 3:17 AM

    The media would just love to find out and report who is leaking information.

    That way the leaker could be killed by other gang members thus providing another story during the slow news days. Gotta get those page hits.

  49. truth115 says: Jun 29, 2013 3:20 AM

    Tats in general don’t make you a gang banger but when you have a tat on your right hand that reads,”BLOODS” then you probably are!!!! Hernandez is a Bristol Blood!!! Look it up!!!!

  50. jeffa43 says: Jun 29, 2013 3:26 AM

    Lloyd sends texts (im with nfl)puts rental car keys in his pants(car rented by AH), and records conversations, all linked to AH. Dead man talking and getting revenge.

    Dead man tells no lies… Enjoy your 6 x 9 for life, sincerely, Lloyd

  51. db105 says: Jun 29, 2013 6:01 AM

    Carlos Ortiz looks like an Ivy League grad. Doubt he’d be the one leaving a trail of evidence.

  52. zurnvs says: Jun 29, 2013 6:20 AM


    So he got killed by the cops and they r putting it on Aaron, ok sounds good to me.

  53. relggigeht says: Jun 29, 2013 6:23 AM

    You broke my heart, Aaron. You broke my heart:(

  54. 7insidethelines2 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:00 AM

    Did Odin make a recording inside the car with his cell phone? He was after all texting his sister who he was with “just so you know.” Sounds like he knew what was going to happen and wanted to reveal the identity of his imminent killer somehow to someone.

  55. thebigtim2012 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:15 AM

    I’ve never seen local cops in ma work so cohesively. And my brother is one of them. There has to be a fourth person who squealed at the first site of the cops.

  56. officialgame says: Jun 29, 2013 7:23 AM

    Or Ernest Wallace sang like a canary and the police charged him with a lesser crime. If that’s the case Wallace’s deal better have given him protection.

  57. eagleswin says: Jun 29, 2013 7:42 AM

    Most smartphones have a recording app. If Lloyd was smart he may have activated it. Probably one more guy who is the snitch but the cellphone angle is possible.

  58. cheffyglenn says: Jun 29, 2013 8:00 AM

    Here’s hoping Aarons cell mates name is Big Bubba . To bad there is no death penalty in Mass!

  59. logast says: Jun 29, 2013 8:21 AM

    Nothing says “classy” like a neck tattoo.

  60. fanofevilempire says: Jun 29, 2013 8:38 AM

    Ortiz did tell law enforcement he had a gun and was in North Attelboro, I bet the cops will tell all
    these guys, hey we got your buddy (insert name)
    and he is talking. Law Enforcement is doing this thing so methodically and accurately to make
    sure this thing sticks, I don’t see anybody getting away, remember that drive by shooting has been open for almost a year and they had nothing.
    A-Hernandez figures Lloyd is talking and the cops don’t know and I have a feeling that he was afraid the gang members could come looking for him.

  61. titansfan1950 says: Jun 29, 2013 8:41 AM

    Hey wigham, here’s an idea:
    I once went a concert and saw a hells angel. I know he was a hells angel because he had a jacket that said so and no one would risk their life to wear that jacket if he wasn’t a hells angel.
    I turned on a video yesterday and saw footage of Aaron Hernandez with “blood” tattooed on his hand. It’s obvious to me that he is in that gang for the reasons mentioned above.

  62. johndont says: Jun 29, 2013 8:53 AM

    One more person who has not been accounted for, where is Tebow?

  63. fnc111 says: Jun 29, 2013 9:02 AM


    AH has gang tattoos all over his body. He joined the Bristol Bloods while in high school. How ignorant can you be dude? He is clearly a gangster.

  64. zappaisgod says: Jun 29, 2013 9:06 AM

    Rumors have long circulated in the Boston area that Hernandez was looking to be the top Blood in the area. Though where he is from is Latin Kings turf. Regardless, he’ll spend he rest of his life in jail. I firmly believe they have someone in protective custody spilling the beans for immunity.

  65. jameskocian says: Jun 29, 2013 9:51 AM

    “…and Lloyd not available…”

    That’s a very poor way to reference a man who was executed.

  66. irishking says: Jun 29, 2013 10:02 AM

    This whole thing is so disgraceful and disgusting that I want it to go away but it won’t.

    And I thought the Pats had a better club organization than this. Goes to show how little I knew.

  67. alleycatzz says: Jun 29, 2013 10:08 AM


    Wallace is an accessory after the fact.

    He wasn’t in the car.

    They have Ortiz and Hernandez.

    Who does that leave?

    The Third Man, who has been singing to the cops since the beginning. His identity will be protected for as long as possible, and then he’ll go into witness protection when it’s all over (and after he serves his time under a pseudonym.

  68. keylimelight says: Jun 29, 2013 10:44 AM

    If Ortiz admitted to police he had a gun that night, it’s almost a certainty that he ended his sentence with “but I didn’t use it to shoot Lloyd”. Someone in that vehicle shot Lloyd, they all had guns, but which one was carrying the matching caliber that Lloyd was shot with?

    Looking at the photos of these two, Ortiz and Wallace, and realizing these characters are Hernandez’s homies, suggests that AH is every bit the gangbanger his tattoos suggest he is.

  69. jolink653 says: Jun 29, 2013 11:15 AM

    If all three are in custody and two have been named, chances are the third person’s name is being withheld because he’s cooperating with the cops…I think the only way Hernandez gets convicted of the murder charge is if one of the two rolls over on him and says he’s the one that pulled the trigger or if they find the weapon with his prints on it

  70. mud5h0vel says: Jun 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    “Bo Fish” is in custody, he turned himself in in Miramar, Fla. (go google it, there’s several articles about it), another twist is he was said to be driving a Chrysler 300….get this….that was also rented by Hernandez the day after Lloyd was killed.

  71. joeyg88 says: Jun 29, 2013 12:28 PM

    Another guy going to jail from the nfl. Lol

  72. vette200 says: Jun 29, 2013 1:22 PM

    I honestly have to say that the Aaron Hernandez case brings back all the fun and excitement of OJ’s trial. The only thing missing is Johnnie Cochran saying “if the glock doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” I can hardly wait to see the ending of this fiasco. It really is quite entertaining!

  73. jpb12 says: Jun 29, 2013 2:26 PM

    Or maybe Lloyd just had his phone on record somehow.

  74. link49 says: Jun 29, 2013 2:35 PM

    Hernandez was the worst pupil O.J. Simpson had in his classroom…

  75. kgsmith says: Jun 29, 2013 3:06 PM

    I’m willing to bet Aaron’s girlfriend is talking..

  76. patsbrat says: Jun 29, 2013 3:38 PM

    If the current theories on this case come together and play out as what really happened, then this is going to be wicked ironic…

    AH couldn’t trust Lloyd to keep quiet about the 2012 murders, so AH calls in his trusted homies and they murder Lloyd. Then one of the trusted homies flips and fingers AH.

    AH, who you gonna trust now?

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