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Lawyer says Hernandez friend was ‘in wrong place’

FALL RIVER — A lawyer for a man accused of helping Aaron Hernandez after the former New England Patriot allegedly killed a Dorchester friend said Thursday that his client was in “the wrong place at the wrong time.”

John J. Connors, an attorney for Carlos Ortiz, 27, said after a hearing in Bristol Superior Court that his client “got a ride to North Attleborough to go out with a person who was kind of the hometown hero in Bristol,” referring to the Connecticut city where Ortiz and Hernandez grew up.

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