Aaron Hernandez

Girlfriend of slain man says Hernandez tried to reassure her


Shaneah Jenkins testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

Shaneah Jenkins testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – The girlfriend of the man Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing has testified that the former NFL star tried to reassure her that the pain of losing a loved one would get better with time.

Shaneah Jenkins is the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. She testified Tuesday that she went to the couple’s home hours after learning her boyfriend, Odin Lloyd, had been found dead.

Jenkins said Hernandez spoke to her briefly after she got there, then left. She said her sister, Shayanna, then kept getting text messages and phone calls and was acting “secretive.”

Hernandez is charged with killing Lloyd in 2013.

Earlier Tuesday, the judge removed a juror from the case, saying she had previously spoken about evidence and expressed an interest in getting on the jury.

MICHELLE R. SMITH

Source: AP

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