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Lawyer says Ortiz isn’t cooperating in case against Hernandez


On the same day that a judge released more than 150 pages of documents generated by the process of obtaining and executing on a search warrant, Carlos Ortiz quietly had another court appearance, for a so-called “dangerousness” hearing that was continued to August 14.  And while the session didn’t reveal much, Ortiz’s lawyer had plenty to say after the hearing.

According to the Boston Globe, attorney John Connors told reporters that Ortiz is not cooperating with police in the case against Hernandez.

I don’t believe anything that comes out like that,’’ Connors said.  “He’s been talking to me.  At this point he’s charged with carrying a gun, that’s all he’s been charged with.”

Connors’ comments conflict with an affidavit that reportedly contends Ortiz was interviewed by police the day before Hernandez was arrested.

It’s possibly just a conjugation issue.  Ortiz isn’t currently cooperating police.  But maybe he already told them everything they need to know.

Connors also expressed frustration regarding the media coverage devoted to his client.

“If you look at Rhode Island, Providence, in six months ten people murdered, I don’t think I’ve seen one camera out there,’’ Connors said. “Because of the fact that one of the them is an NFL player here, you have cameras everywhere.”

If Connors is trying to understand why the cameras are there, he just answered his own question.  A high-profile NFL player has been charged with murder, and it’s a magnet for media coverage.

Ortiz also could be a magnet for bodily harm, if Connors were to acknowledge that Ortiz has “flipped” on Hernandez.  So the smart thing for Connors to do was to say Ortiz isn’t cooperating — even if he really is.

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20 Responses to “Lawyer says Ortiz isn’t cooperating in case against Hernandez”
  1. snakeman40 says: Jul 9, 2013 5:27 PM

    “was to say Ortiz isn’t cooperating — even if he really is.”

    Or if he really isn’t…….

  2. goraidersgospurs says: Jul 9, 2013 5:27 PM

    or maybe he believes in the (No Snitching) rule!!!!

  3. vibesid says: Jul 9, 2013 5:31 PM

    I would be shocked if his lawyer was lying . . . . . NOT!

  4. i, flounder says: Jul 9, 2013 5:33 PM

    the guy in that picture is guilty of something.

  5. sammyias says: Jul 9, 2013 5:36 PM

    Honor amongst killers?

    Everyone for themselves. Trustworthy people don’t face murder charges. Do they?

  6. bmoreravens1012013 says: Jul 9, 2013 5:41 PM

    Ortiz is singing like a bird…

  7. stealthjunk says: Jul 9, 2013 5:42 PM

    Why in the world would a lawyer lie?

  8. vibesid says: Jul 9, 2013 5:51 PM

    The guy in the picture is saying “please don’t shoot me like you did everybody else.”

  9. jacunn2000 says: Jul 9, 2013 5:57 PM

    Ortiz is a lucky guy to have such tough lawyer. Unless this isn’t the John Connor that killed terminators?

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 9, 2013 5:57 PM

    It could also mean that we are seeing a clue that ties in to AH’s calm and cool demeanor as seen previously. Perhaps he knows he has men he can truly trust to not break and keep quiet. Sometimes you see in the NFL the coaches that think they can turn around a bust under their wing where others have failed, and sometimes the police become overconfident that they can elicit cooperation from their suspect.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 9, 2013 6:27 PM

    Hernandez isn’t flinching. He will be judged “Not guilty by reason of equanimity.”.

  12. surfinbird1 says: Jul 9, 2013 6:48 PM

    Bill Polian knew Ortiz wouldn’t cooperate.

  13. ken0west says: Jul 9, 2013 6:50 PM

    Can’t wait for this to go to court. Hope its one of the live TV deals so I can watch what 1000 bucks an hr buys you. I love watching high price lawyers make a mockery of the US “justice” system.

  14. sammyias says: Jul 9, 2013 6:59 PM


    You out-thunk yourself.

    It happens, you will recover.

  15. rg3rings says: Jul 9, 2013 7:02 PM

    I hate to say it, but I think you see this case get thrown out in appeals because of a tainted jury pool. There’s no way Hernandez is going to get an unbiased trial with this media coverage.

  16. patriotenvy says: Jul 9, 2013 7:04 PM

    Non PC, but these guys all look like they could be players in the NFL or NBA.

  17. delshofner says: Jul 9, 2013 7:04 PM

    “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ … is.” [In my best Slick Willie voice]

  18. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 9, 2013 7:14 PM

    It’s possibly just a conjugation issue. Ortiz isn’t currently cooperating police. But maybe he already told them everything they need to know.

    Or maybe he actually isn’t cooperating and you guys in the media desperately trying to jack this for as much content as possible are just, you know, wrong.

  19. remyje says: Jul 9, 2013 7:20 PM

    Out of the 150 pages released today, does it say anything about Ortiz giving up information? The Prosecutor and Law enforcement could be lying about people talking to get people to start talking…

  20. darkglobe1 says: Jul 9, 2013 8:21 PM

    @rg3rings – yeah the judge won’t be attentive to those concerns (eye roll)

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