FALL RIVER (CBS/AP) — The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a perjury charge for allegedly lying to a Massachusetts grand jury, including about disposing of evidence in the murder case against him.
Shayanna Jenkins was released on personal recognizance during her arraignment in Fall River Superior Court on a single perjury count. Prosecutors had sought $5,000 cash bail.
In August, Jenkins lied to the grand jury hearing evidence in the case, including about where she threw out a box Hernandez asked her to “get rid of” in the aftermath of Odin Lloyd’s killing, Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg said.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports