Aaron Hernandez Case: Carlos Ortiz, Associate, Faces Murder Charges

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 12, 2014 Updated: May 12, 2014

Aaron Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz is facing a new murder charge, according to reports.

Ortiz, who was charged with being accessory to murder in the alleged Hernandez murder of associate Odin Lloyd last year, has another charge he has to worry about.

According to SI.com, Ortiz will be arraigned May 27 on other murder charges. It’s unrelated to the Lloyd case and he will face the charges at Fall River Superior Court in Massachusetts.

Hernandez last week was indicted in the same court for assaulting another inmate in jail on Feb. 25.

The Bristol County district attorney’s office said Hernandez was indicted earlier this month on charges of assault and battery and threats to do bodily harm. The statement said the alleged assault occurred Feb. 25 at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, and the alleged threat occurred there on Nov. 1.

Hernandez, who is from Bristol, Connecticut, is being held without bail at the jail after pleading not guilty to murder in the June 2013 death of Lloyd, 27, of Boston. The body of Lloyd, a semi-professional football player dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend, was found not far from Hernandez’s North Attleborough home.

Prosecutors said they would have no further comment on the new charges before his arraignment, which has not been scheduled. His attorney did not return a message seeking comment.

The county sheriff has said Hernandez was involved in a Feb. 25 scuffle with another inmate but neither of them required medical attention.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.