Lawyer: Carlos Ortiz 'along for ride'

Updated: January 9, 2014, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez who has been charged as an accessory to murder was just "along for the ride," his lawyer said Thursday.

Speaking after a brief court hearing, defense attorney John Connors suggested his client, Carlos Ortiz, went out on the night Odin Lloyd was killed last summer because he was awe-struck by the "superstar" NFL player.

Connors compared it to being asked by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and ...

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