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Judge Dismisses Perjury Charge Against Aaron Hernandez Fiancee

Trials and Arbitration Homicide Perjury charge dropped against Shayanna Jenkins

FALL RIVER, Mass. Bristol native Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of who testified against him at his murder trial, was cleared of perjury charges Friday, exactly one month after the former Patriots tight end was convicted.

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“The Commonwealth has filed a motion to dismiss and the court will allow that order,” Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh said at a brief hearing Friday morning. Jenkins was indicted for perjury in 2013, accused of lying to protect Hernandez when she appeared before the grand jury investigating the June 2013 slaying of Odin Lloyd.

“I’m feeling great,” Jenkins said outside of court after the hearing. “I’m happy to start my future with my daughter and move forward.”

Hernandez is the father of Jenkins’ 2 year old daughter. The Bristol, Conn., native was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole last month, the mandatory sentence for first degree murder in Massachusetts. His defense attorneys are fighting the conviction, but the process is a lengthy one with a slim success rate.

When asked if she and Hernandez were still together, Jenkins said, “ehh.” She laughed and twisted her diamond engagement ring.

Prosecutors say that Jenkins, whose sister was dating Lloyd, helped dispose of the murder weapon. They forced her to testify at trial under a grant of immunity from prosecution, which prevented her from asserting her Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination when she was asked about her actions the day after Lloyd’s body was found.

Bristol County Deputy District Attorney William McCauley accused her of being dishonest when she testified at trial that she did not know what was inside the box she took out of the house and could not remember where she drove to dispose of it.

But court filings reveal that Jenkins, although she had trouble remembering some key details about the days after the slaying, provided more information at trial than she did when she appeared before the grand jury. For example, she admitted that she took money out of an ATM the night Lloyd was found dead to give to Bristol resident Ernest Wallace, who is also charged with murder.

Prosecutors dropped charges against Jenkins “as a result of her more truthful testimony at trial,” said Gregg Miliote, the director of communications for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

“We feel like she testified to relevant facts that helped the jury get to their verdict,” Miliote said.

In response to a question about whether Jenkins cooperated with the government, her defense attorney, Janice Bassil, said: “She did what she had to do under the law.”

“Quite frankly, the charges never should have been brought,” Bassil said. The mother of the man was convicted of killing has asked the court to halt the sale of a Hummer registered in the former Patriots tight end name. An hour after jurors returned a verdict Wednesday that sent one man to prison for life and gave another man family a sense of justice, they stood by side and reminisced about both the emotionally grueling and lighter moments of the 11 week trial. Former New England Patriots tight end , a Bristol, Conn. Edition Advertising Real Estate Autos Jobs Work Shop Classifieds Autos Auto Deals Find A Job List A Job Jobs Work Real Estate Place An Ad Local Business Ad Options Check Listings Obituaries Place An Obit Reminder Ads Sell Your Car Sell Your Home For Sale By Ow Pets Connecticut Breaking News Weather Traffic Politics Nation World Health Education Photos Video Data Desk Courant 250th Health Connect Brand Extra Public Notices Noticias Lottery CitylineOversightEye ContactThe ScoopCapitol WatchThe Day In PicturesMugs In The NewsGalleries Video Eye Contact Buy A wholesale nhl jerseys Photo All Towns Submit News Town Heroes Reminder News Avon Berlin Bloomfield Bristol Canton East Hartford Enfield Farmington Glastonbury Hartford Manchester Middletown New Britain Newington Plainville Rocky Hill Simsbury Southington South Windsor Vernon West Hartford Wethersfield Windsor Breaking UConn Men Men Insider UConn Women Women Insider UConn Football FB Insider High Schools College UConn Huskies CT Sun NFL MLB NBA Hockey Wolf Pack Golf More Sports Stats Scores TV Schedule UConn MenUConn WomenUConn FootballJeff JacobsBreaking Autos Real Estate Smarter Living Success Find A Job Jobs Work Top Workplaces Local Business Local Ads The Haar ReportProperty LineInsurance CapitalThe Bottom LineWho’s Climbing CT’s Career Ladder?Main StreetBreaking Capitol Watch Education National Jon LenderOpinion Editorials Insight Letters Cartoons Op Ed Columnists Features Healthy Living Success Food Travel Travel Extra Parenting Home Garden Pets Obituaries Horoscopes Comics Games Crossword Deals Lottery Health Connect Brand Extra Too SheaSavvy ShopperJavaMommy MinuteThe Bottom LineDeal Of The DayArts/Theater CTNOW Food Drink Movies Music Celebrity Television Travel Travel Extra Games JavaA La CarteBehind The CurtainSound CheckArt SmartThings To Do In ConnecticutTV ListingsNews Sports Photos Coupons Classifieds Place An Ad Cars Jobs Good Neighbor Speak Out Contact Us Advertisers Home Cover Stories Best Of Food Drink People Fashion Family Fun Features Healthy Living Home Living Travel Upfront Weddings Town Spotlight cheap nfl jerseys from china Where To Buy Subscribe Contact Us Home Cover Stories Best Of Food Drink People Fashion Family Fun Features Healthy Living Home Living Travel Upfront Weddings Town Spotlight Where to buy Subscribe Contact Us Site Map Tour The Site Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms: Update About Our Ads Advertising Subscribe Our Mission Courant 250 FAQ Digital Plus Place An Ad Ad Options Media Kit 435 Digital Local Business About Our Ads Buy A Home Sell Your Home Rentals For Sale By Ow Home Garden New cheap jerseys china Car Specia Used Car Speci Courant Store Local cheap jerseys Ads Local Business Back Issues Keepsake Pages Buy A Photo Subscribe Gift Subscribe Membership Search Archive SaveNowCT Travel Deals Savvy ShopperArticles Connexes: