According to USA Today Sports, now that Carlos Ortiz has ratted out former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and is cooperating with the authorities, he’s been a labeled a “snitch” on the streets of his hometown neighborhood of Bristol, Connecticut,
Ortiz — who appears to be the prosecution’s star witness in the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez — has had his membership revoked in the DooWops, the nickname for the Davis Drive family, because, Torres says, he is a snitch.
So, if the case is headed where some legal experts believe and Ortiz is granted immunity to help prosecutors convict Hernandez of the execution-style murder of Odin Lloyd, Ortiz should think about staying out of the old neighborhood when and if he’s a free man again, his cousin said.
“He can come back here,” Torres said, “but if you come back to the streets where everybody thinks you’re hard but you’ve been snitching …” His voice trails off. He doesn’t want to say the words.
It’s not just that Ortiz apparently is cooperating with authorities, Torres said. He is flipping on Hernandez, the guy from Bristol who became an NFL star with a $40 million contract. Not many from Bristol made it as big as Hernandez did, and Ortiz is threatening to put him away for life. He’s violating the code.
“That’s Aaron Hernandez,” Amber Schryer said from the couch where she would let Ortiz crash. “You tell the police you don’t know anything.”
It sounds like Ortiz is singing like a bird and telling the authorities what he knows.
Affidavits used for search warrants in Florida and Massachusetts, however, indicate Ortiz has been telling investigators what he knows. According to the documents, he told police that Ernest Wallace, the other man allegedly in the car the night Lloyd was shot and killed, told him that Hernandez fired the fatal shots. Ortiz also tipped police to Hernandez’s secret apartment in Franklin, Mass., where investigators found clothing belonging to Hernandez that might be tied to that night, police said.
“Everybody knows that Charlie told,” Torres said. “He’s been labeled a rat. He’s done. He’s done. You’re going to have another breaking news (story) on TV.”
Ironically, a day after Ortiz was arrested in January for interfering with an officer, he complained about those who had turned him in. On Facebook, he wrote, “People need stop snitching (expletive) on ur boi!”
While Ortiz will likely be spared some time in the state pen, he will never be able to go back Bristol again. People of his hometown will never respect him again and could end up doing harm to him.