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Conn. man Carlos Ortiz arraigned in ex-Patriot’s murder case

  • Carlos Ortiz is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing.  (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)

    Carlos Ortiz is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing. (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was denied bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

    Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was denied bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

  • Carlos Ortiz is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing.  (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)

    Carlos Ortiz is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing. (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)

  • 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)

    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)

  • Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)

  • Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, center, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, center, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)

  • Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez enters the courtroom for his arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)

    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez enters the courtroom for his arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)

  • Carlos Ortiz, left, stands in Attleboro District Court with attorney John Connors, right, for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mark Stockwell, Pool)

    Carlos Ortiz, left, stands in Attleboro District Court with attorney John Connors, right, for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mark Stockwell, Pool)

  • Carlos Ortiz is led into Attleboro District Court for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mark Stockwell) MAGS OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT.

    Carlos Ortiz is led into Attleboro District Court for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mark Stockwell) MAGS OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT.

  • Carlos Ortiz, left, stands in Attleboro District Court for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, George Rizer, Pool)

    Carlos Ortiz, left, stands in Attleboro District Court for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, George Rizer, Pool)

  • Carlos Ortiz, left, enters the Attleboro District Court with attorney John Connors, right, for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, George Rizer, Pool)

    Carlos Ortiz, left, enters the Attleboro District Court with attorney John Connors, right, for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, George Rizer, Pool)

  • Carlos Ortiz, center,  is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing.  (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)

    Carlos Ortiz, center, is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing. (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)

  • Carlos Ortiz is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing.  (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)
  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was denied bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)
  • Carlos Ortiz is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing.  (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)
  • 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)
  • Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)
  • Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, center, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)
  • Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez enters the courtroom for his arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)
  • Carlos Ortiz, left, stands in Attleboro District Court with attorney John Connors, right, for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mark Stockwell, Pool)
  • Carlos Ortiz is led into Attleboro District Court for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mark Stockwell) MAGS OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT.
  • Carlos Ortiz, left, stands in Attleboro District Court for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, George Rizer, Pool)
  • Carlos Ortiz, left, enters the Attleboro District Court with attorney John Connors, right, for his arraignment on weapons charges, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Attleboro, Mass. Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Bristol, Conn., in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez , now charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, George Rizer, Pool)
  • Carlos Ortiz, center,  is shown during a hearing in court in Bristol, Conn., Friday, June 28, 2013. New Britain State's attorney says investigators arrested the 27-year-old Ortiz in Bristol on Wednesday in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge ordered Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities during the hearing.  (AP Photo/The Bristol Press, Mike Orazzi, Pool)

An arrested man from former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s hometown was transferred to Massachusetts yesterday to face a gun charge connected to the murder case against Hernandez while a third suspect surrendered to authorities in Florida.

Carlos Ortiz, who lives in Bristol, Conn., and Ernest Wallace, who walked into a South Florida police station, were the men identified earlier as being with Hernandez and the victim the night of his shooting death, a prosecutor said.

Ortiz was charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm in North Attleboro, Mass., where Hernandez lives, on June 17, the day Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd was found shot to death near Hernandez’s home. Details of the charge weren’t released.

Wallace, whose wanted poster was released Thursday night, surrendered in Miramar, Fla., the police said. Authorities had been seeking Wallace on a charge of acting as an accessory after Lloyd’s murder. Details of that allegation also weren’t released.

The police arrested Hernandez on Wednesday at his home and charged him with orchestrating Lloyd’s execution-style shooting. Prosecutors said Hernandez orchestrated the killing because Lloyd talked to the wrong people at a nightclub.

Hernandez, Ortiz and Wallace were in a car with Lloyd shortly before his death, Bristol County, Mass., District Attorney Samuel Sutter said.

“We now have in custody the three individuals who were in the silver Nissan Altima,” Sutter said yesterday when Ortiz was arraigned on the gun charge in Attleboro District Court.

All three men have ties to Bristol, Conn.: Hernandez grew up there, Ortiz had been living there, and authorities had conflicting addresses for Wallace there and in Miramar.

Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder and was denied bail Thursday. Ortiz also was being held without bail pending a court hearing July 9. Wallace was taken to a jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., pending extradition proceedings, the police said.

Hernandez’s lawyer argued in court that the case is circumstantial. He said Hernandez, who was cut by the Patriots the day he was arrested, wanted to clear his name.

Ortiz’s attorney, John Connors, said he will seek bail for his client at the July 9 hearing. He described Ortiz as a “gentle person” and said he will advise Ortiz to plead not guilty.

“I can say that his charge has nothing to do with homicide,” Connors said.

It was unclear whether Wallace had a lawyer, and he couldn’t be reached for comment in jail. His surrender surprised the Miramar police.

Wallace walked into the police station and told officers there was a warrant for his arrest, which officers confirmed by checking a computer database.

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