Aaron Hernandez

DA claims evidence of Hernandez fiancee perjury


n this Tuesday, June 24, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, looks toward defense attorneys James Sultan, left, and Charlie Rankin, right, during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez is charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is expected to be in court Wednesday, July 2, 2014, for a hearing in wrongful death civil lawsuits filed against him by the two men's families. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)

n this Tuesday, June 24, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, looks toward defense attorneys James Sultan, left, and Charlie Rankin, right, during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez is charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is expected to be in court Wednesday, July 2, 2014, for a hearing in wrongful death civil lawsuits filed against him by the two men’s families. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say they have “direct evidence” that the fiancee of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez lied to the grand jury that indicted him on a murder charge in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, including about a box she discarded at Hernandez’s direction.

The prosecution said in a filing Tuesday it has evidence that contradicts multiple pieces of Shayanna Jenkins’ testimony.

Jenkins has pleaded not guilty to perjury, a charge her attorney has sought to dismiss. Prosecutors say Jenkins told the grand jury she couldn’t recall where she disposed of the box, which was in a plastic bag, and that she didn’t try to conceal the action. It’s not clear what the box contained.

A message left Wednesday for Jenkins’ attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in Lloyd’s 2013 shooting death.

Source: AP

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