Fiancee of ex-NFL star Hernandez pleads not guilty to perjury

Fiancee of ex-NFL star Hernandez pleads not guilty to perjury

NOT GUILTY PLEA: Shayanna Jenkins pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez. Photo: Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) – The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that she disposed of evidence in Hernandez’s murder case and lied to a grand jury about it.

Shayanna Jenkins was released in her own recognizance after entering the plea to a count of perjury in Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, a court official said.

Prosecutors claimed Jenkins lied to a grand jury in August by telling the jurors she did not know where she had disposed of a box that she had been asked to get rid of by Hernandez.

Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is accused of shooting dead semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near his North Attleborough home in June.

Recent Headlines

in Music

This week’s top country tracks


LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Entertainment

Anne Hathaway expecting first child


The Oscar winner is expecting her first child, according to reports.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie


Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.