The Aaron Hernandez murder case took some major turns on Thursday, as the former New England Patriots star was in court again for an appeal on his bail being denied and he was denied once again and earlier in the day, another man named Carlos Ortiz from Bristol was arrested in Connecticut in connection with the crime.
According to Fox 25, Hernandez was denied bail and is also now being investigated in a double murder that occurred last summer, as it has a link to the victim in this current case, says reports. Ortiz was arrested on Thursday and charged with as a fugitive from justice and has waived extradition to Massachusetts and now he is in jail on $1.5 million bail in Hartford. The report says that he was linked to the murder investigation and that he was arrested in Hernandez's home town of Bristol.
Officials did not release the allegations yet against Ortiz, although it is likely that he was one of the people Hernandez allegedly called to come to Attleboro the night of the murder. More details of the case came out in court, with the judge calling the murder cold blooded and Hernandez was also accused of possibly posing in a picture with the murder weapon years ago. Hernandez now will remain in jail for the trial and he is also being looked at in connection with a double murder of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston from last July.
Ortiz may be connected with both cases if Hernandez is and the defendant was described by his lawyers as someone who is not and cannot be a flight risk and as a standing member of the community he should be allowed out. His girlfriend was in the court room and the details of the case said that Hernandez arrived home just minutes after the gun shots were heard and he is linked to the murder by shell casings. Police searched his home multiple times and are also looking at a condo under his name and more evidence could come out later, as prosecutors intimated that they have someone cooperating with them.
"The facts, as I understand it, suggest that basically a cold-blooded person killed another person because that person disrespected him," Dupuis said.