Report: Aaron Hernandez possible suspect in double homicide

Aaron Hernandez stands before a judge at his arraignment on Wednesday, June 26. (AP Photo)
Aaron Hernandez stands before a judge at his arraignment on Wednesday, June 26. (AP Photo)

Boston, Mass. - A prosecutor says the arrest of a Connecticut man is linked to the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

New Britain State's Attorney Brian Preleski says 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz was charged as a fugitive from justice and has waived extradition to Massachusetts. Prison records show Ortiz is being held on $1.5 million bail at a Hartford jail.

Preleski and other officials declined to release the allegations against Ortiz, who is scheduled to return to court on July 23.

Ortiz was arrested Wednesday in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn.

Hernandez has been charged with murder in Lloyd's death.

Meantime, FOX 25 in Boston reports sources say investigators are looking at Hernandez as a possible suspect in a double murder. They say it happened last July in downtown Boston.

Investigators say three people were shot, two fatally, at a traffic light. Sources tell FOX 25 the victims worked had just left a bar in the area.

It is unclear how Hernandez is connected.

Hernandez is scheduled to appear at a bail review hearing Thursday afternoon in Fall River court, according to Bernie Sullivan, spokesman for the Bristol County sheriff.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)