Hernandez friend says NFL star admitted slaying
By JOE TACOPINO and DAVID K. LI
Last Updated: 5:43 AM, July 10, 2013
Posted: 2:39 AM, July 10, 2013
A pal of gridiron star Aaron Hernandez said the former New England Patriot admitted to pulling the trigger that killed his friend in an industrial park last month, according to documents filed yesterday.
Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts investigators that another friend, Ernest Wallace, heard the tattooed former National Football League tight end confess to slaying semi-pro-football player Odin Lloyd, the documents said.
Ortiz also said he was in the car with Hernandez, Wallace and Lloyd the night of the shooting. Ortiz said the car suddenly stopped in the industrial park and everyone, except Ortiz, got out to urinate.
Ortiz said he heard the gunshots before Hernandez and Wallace got back in the car and sped away — without Lloyd. Ortiz said it was too dark to see who fired the shots.
Back at Hernandez’s home, Ortiz said, Wallace asked him to get a small gun from under the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
Wallace faces a charge of accessory to murder and has pleaded not guilty.
The revelations were included in 156 pages of police affidavits used to support search warrants served on the murder suspect, a former University of Florida football player. ...Rest of story at NY Post