A witness who may have lied when he said he didn’t see the shooting of Odin Lloyd could spell disaster for Aaron Hernandez’s defense.
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With the trial of former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd resuming in January, one of the key prosecution witnesses allegedly failed a lie detector test in which he denied witnessing the shooting.
Via WVDH.com, Carlos Ortiz showed deception when denying that he observed the June 2013 shooting in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home.
“I didn’t see what happened,” Ortiz said in the transcript of the polygraph test, after the administrator told Ortiz was lying when he claimed not to see the shooting. “I mean, I seen when everybody got out you know. I was opening the door and that’s when I heard the gunshot.”
Courts do not permit lie detector tests as evidence in criminal cases, so the results themselves will likely have little bearing, however they are used as tool to help law enforcement determine directions to take in pursuing the case.