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30 Mar, 2015

Removed evidence from home

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Jenkins testifies that, at Hernandez’s request, she removed a box from their basement the day after the killings. Prosecutors believe the box may have contained evidence or even the murder weapon. Jenkins said she didn’t look inside the box, nor did she ask Hernandez about its contents. Jenkins drove around the area, looking for a place to dump the box. She said she doesn’t remember which trash bin she threw the box into, explaining that she was nervous at the time. Her testimony contradicted what she had told a grand jury.

10 Feb, 2015

Granted immunity

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Jenkins is granted immunity in the murder trial of fiance Hernandez. CNN legal analyst Paul Callan:

It allows the prosecutor to force her to testify in front of the jury without taking the Fifth. If she lies, she can still be prosecuted for perjury because a grant of immunity never (immunizes) someone against committing perjury on the witness stand.

16 Jul, 2014

Prosecution: fiance lied to grand jury


In a filing, the prosecution lists more than 12 instances that contradict what Hernadez’s fiance, Shayanna Jenkins, told a grand jury that was investigating the shooting of Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors say that most of Jenkins’ testimony is not credible, including the part about getting rid of a box from the basement of her and Hernandez’s North Attleborough, Massachusetts, home. Jenkins told grand jurors she couldn’t remember where she threw out the box, which she put in a trash bag, covered with baby clothes. In the recent filing, prosecutors claim they have direct evidence that contradicts Jenkins’ testimony:

concerning how, why and the manner in which she removed the items from the home

Jenkins has pleaded not guilty to perjury, and her attorney, Janice Bassil, has begun the process of having the charge dismissed.