Fiancée takes stand at Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial

Aaron Hernadez's fiancée took the stand Friday and claims Hernandez denied killing Odin Lloyd.
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By NESN Staff

The fiancée of Aaron Hernandez took the stand in his murder trial Friday.

Shayanna Jenkins, who was granted immunity by the court in February, was called by the prosecution to testify in front of a judge. According to The Boston Globe, Jenkins was asked about the conversations she had with the former New England Patriots tight end after Odin Lloyd’s body was found in June 2013.

Jenkins revealed she had a brief conversation with Hernandez that involved her asking him if he killed the semi-pro football player.

“When Aaron got back from the police station, when I had found out that Odin was murdered, I asked him if he did it and he said no. That was the extent of our conversation,” Jenkins said at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., per The Boston Globe.

Jenkins, who also told jurors she discovered a black handgun in the junk drawer of their North Attleborough home before the killing, was asked by Bristol prosecutor William McCauley about a box she removed from her home and later took to a dumpster. Surveillance video played for the jury showed her removing a garbage bag with what appeared to be a box inside, which prosecutors believe contained the alleged murder weapon.

Jenkins has pleaded not guilty to perjury in connection with the case.

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