Is former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee the ultimate “ride or die” “stand by your man” type of girl?
Shayanna Jenkins, who also has a young child with Hernandez, pleaded not guilty to perjury in court yesterday. Prosecutors say Shayanna lied to investigators and to the grand jury about evidence in the murder investigation of Odin Lloyd, who Hernandez is accused of killing.
Shayanna claims she has been fully cooperative and simply doesn’t remember the answers to questions she was asked. Bristol County Assistant DA Patrick Bomberg told the judge yesterday that Hernandez had asked Shayanna to find a box in their home and get rid of it. Shayanna did as she was told, and left her home to dispose of the box. Prosecutors allege that they have surveillance video which shows her leaving the home with a black garbage bag and putting it in the trunk before driving away. She later returned to the home without it.
When asked in front of the grand jury where she went with the box, she claimed that she didn’t know where she went and couldn’t remember what was inside of it. She said she remembered tossing the garbage bag into a dumpster but couldn’t remember which one.
Shayanna’s attorney insisted that Shayanna never lied and that she and Hernandez have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” kind of relationship.
The DA requested a $5,000 bond but the judge denied it and released Shayanna until her next court date, which is on November 6.