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Conn. man in Hernandez probe headed to Mass.

Friday - 6/28/2013, 11:44am  ET

This undated photo provided Friday, June 28, 2013 by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Carlos Ortiz, 27, of Bristol, Ct., arrested Wednesday, June 26, 2013 as a fugitive from justice. A prosecutor said the arrest came as law enforcement officials were helping Massachusetts authorities investigating the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with murdering Lloyd. (AP Photo/Connecticut Department of Correction)

DAVE COLLINS
Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- A man arrested in Connecticut in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is on his way to Massachusetts.

A judge in Bristol, Conn., ordered Carlos Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during a hearing Friday morning.

Ortiz has been charged in Connecticut as a fugitive from justice. He had waived extradition to Massachusetts and was being held on $1.5 million bail in Hartford.

New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday as part of the probe into the slaying of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is charged with murder in the slaying of Lloyd near Hernandez's North Attleborough home.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.


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