Aaron Hernandez friend pleads guilty to accessory charge in Odin Lloyd murder

AP

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd in April 2015 and sentenced to life in prison.

One of the friends that helped Hernandez on the June 2013 night he killed Lloyd in Massachusetts is headed behind bars as well. Carlos Ortiz faced charges of first-degree murder and accessory to murder after the fact for his role in that night’s activities and plead guilty to the latter charge on Monday.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn announced that Ortiz has been sentenced to 4.5-7 years in prison. Hernandez’s other accomplice, Ernest Wallace, was found guilty of the same charge earlier this year and received the same sentence.

Prosecutors said Ortiz and Wallace were in a car with Hernandez when they picked up Lloyd and drove him to an industrial park so Hernandez could shoot him. The Associated Press reports Ortiz told the judge in his case that he saw Hernandez and Lloyd walk off together, heard a shot and then Hernandez returned to the car alone.

Hernandez still faces charges in a 2012 double murder in Boston. He has pleaded not guilty.

22 responses to “Aaron Hernandez friend pleads guilty to accessory charge in Odin Lloyd murder

  1. “The Associated Press reports Ortiz told the judge in his case that he saw Hernandez and Lloyd walk off together, heard a shot and then Hernandez returned to the car alone.”

    He won’t last 1 year before he gets a shiv.

  2. The best thing when in court facing serious charges is to have those neck tattoos. The average retiree, school teacher, or housewife on the jury will be impressed.

  3. BIGGSHAUN says:
    Jun 27, 2016 4:11 PM
    Snitches get ditches.

    He gone.

    _________________________

    Snitches should be somewhat celebrated if it means justice. Justice for Odin and his family. Life is not a gangster movie or rap album. Grow Up.

  4. Hurry up and let’s get this Big News out there.

    Just in time to take the attention from Mr. & Mrs. HGH Manning

    After all, Brady did hand the ball off to Hernandez – GUILTY as HELL He is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Murder was three full years ago, case was open and shut, and they’re still getting some of these guys to trial the FIRST time, let alone the endless appeals to follow.

  6. The guilty plea should shut the door on any Hernandez appeal, but probably can’t be used as evidence by the prosecution

  7. I would think if there is a plea bargain that the prosecutor would require Ortiz to proffer some type of evidence against Hernandez.
    This would be used if ( in the unlikely chance ) if Hernandez should
    win a his appeal. Not sure if it works that way in astute matter but
    I would think Hernandez’s chance of getting out is slim.
    The comment about ” snitches get ditches ” is disgusting. People
    who believe they can commit crimes and count on witnesses not
    to to testify are just blame dumb. It is just not the way it works.
    ” So Mr. Ortiz….you can plead to an accessory count or we will try you for murder 1 which means life without parole “. Even the toughest
    guys say yes. I’ll betcha Aaron would have jumped at that deal!

  8. Outrageous it takes three years for a case this heinous – with an admission of guilt – to work it’s way through the legal system and finally bring justice to the victim’s family.

    Just lawyers dragging things out to dig every last dime off the carcass. That is one godless profession.

  9. This looser has been in jail for almost 3 years so he’ll get out in MAYBE 1-1/2 years?????? Where is the justice for the Lloyd family?

  10. The best thing when in court facing serious charges is to have those neck tattoos. The average retiree, school teacher, or housewife on the jury will be impressed.

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    On one hand I really enjoyed your comment, but you’ve made me realize that given Hernandez’s own significant neck tat issues, we probably won’t be getting him back in the lineup on appeal.

    Too bad because most defenders would give him a free release and I think he would get a lot of calls from the refs. Always liked his agressiveness on the field.

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