BRISTOL, Conn., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez used coded language in phone calls in prison to discuss the slaying of Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez, 24, is being held on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the shooting death of Lloyd, his friend. Heranandez pleaded not guilty.
The Bristol, Conn., district attorney's office asked for recordings of Hernandez's jailhouse calls and records of people who have visited him to be turned over.
Meanwhile, prosecutors said they won't ask Hernandez's co-defendant, Carols Ortiz, testify against the former Patriots player.Hernandez discussed "matters directly relevant to the circumstances surrounding the murder of Odin Lloyd; viz: the defendant's subjective belief about his criminal liability; his use of coded messages to communication with persons outside of jail; related prior offenses; inculpatory denials of ownership of a vehicle connected with the investigation; the extent of his control over persons charged as accessories; other matters relating to his codefendants, including their whereabouts and likely criminal liability," Bristol Assistant District Attorney Roger L. Michel Jr. wrote in a court request.
A document filed Friday called Ortiz, 27, "completely unreliable."
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