Aaron Hernandez's Fiancée Discarded Suspicious Trash at His Request

Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez's Fiancée Discarded Suspicious Trash at His Request

Authorities believe disposed contents included gun used to kill Odin Lloyd.

Published March 30, 2015

After taking the stand in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial on Friday, Shayanna Jenkins offered more testimony to the jury on Monday.

Already, the day has seen her tell jurors that the former New England Patriots' star tight end asked her to dispose of a box from their home soon after the murder of Odin Lloyd, 27. Authorities told the Boston Globe that the box could have contained the .45-caliber Glock used to kill Lloyd in June 2013. Lloyd was dating Jenkins's sister, Shaneah.

“He told me to go downstairs in our storage room and remove a box,” Jenkins told jurors of Hernandez's orders to her, as reported by the Globe

She insists that she didn't look into the box, but covered it with clothes in a black trash bag "so nothing was exposed, I guess" and out of "general instinct." Jenkins said the box was "maybe 35 pounds, 40 maybe." 

She added that she was nervous driving around, looking for a place to discard the bag before finding a dumpster in a neighborhood that she currently can't recall.


“I don’t know. I found a random dumpster. I don’t remember exactly where it was located,” she said. “I think it was a residential area. I’m not sure what else was around. There were a lot of things going on. Everyone’s emotions were [close to] breaking down at that point.”

Prosecutors also questioned Jenkins about three pairs of men’s sneakers, including Air Jordan Retro 11s, that police photographed inside the couple’s home days after Lloyd's murder that had since gone missing. Jenkins claimed to not know anything about the removal of the items. Prosecutors allege that a footprint at the crime scene is consistent with the Jordan Retro 11s that they say Hernandez wore during the night of Lloyd's homicide. 

Last month, Jenkins was granted immunity by the court, paving the way for her to either testify or possibly face prison time of her own. Jenkins and Hernandez have a two-year-old daughter. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the murder of Lloyd. 

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(Photo: AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool)

Written by BET-Staff


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