It became clear last Wednesday that prosecutors had obtained information from one or both of the men riding in the car with Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd the night Lloyd was killed.
As it turns out, one of them met with police the prior day.
Carlos Ortiz, who per multiple reports was arrested on Wednesday, June 26, in Connecticut, was interviewed by police on Tuesday, June 25, according to the North Attleboro Sun Chronicle.
While the report focuses only on information from Ortiz regarding Hernandez’s visit to a Franklin, Massachusetts condo Hernandez rented and Ortiz inadvertently leaving his cell phone there, chances are that the interview swept much more broadly than that.
Last Wednesday, prosecutor Bill McCauley attributed to Hernandez during his arraignment statements Hernandez allegedly made to Lloyd in the car regarding Hernandez’s disappointment with Lloyd and Hernandez’s inability to “trust” him. McCauley presumably felt compelled to show that specific card in order to establish some shred of motive, in the hopes of ensuring Hernandez would be held without bail.
Prosecutors likely have many other cards. And it appears that Ortiz, who faces for now only weapons charges, is the one who was doing the dealing.