DA claims evidence of Hernandez fiancee perjury, defense not opposed to delaying trial


FALL RIVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) - Prosecutors have spelled out what they say is evidence that the fiancee of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez lied to the grand jury that indicted him on a murder charge, including comments she made about a box she discarded at Hernandez's direction.

Shayanna Jenkins was indicted back in September, and since then her lawyer has essentially called the case against her junk, saying there's no substance behind accusations that she lied to protect Hernandez.

Jenkin's lawyer has been demanding specifics and several were outlined in documents submitted Wednesday.

In the filing, prosecutors allege they have direct evidence that Jenkins lied to the grand jury investigating the murder of Lloyd.

Including, testimony she gave about a box Hernandez told her to get rid of. Jenkins claimed she couldn't remember what was in the box, or where she tossed it.

A law enforcement source told FOX 25 that it could have contained the gun used to kill Lloyd. The murder weapon still hasn't been recovered.

Jenkins is also accused of lying about the number of guns Hernandez kept in their North Attleboro home. And a conversation she had with Ernest Wallace, one of Hernandez's co-defendants. Jenkins and Hernandez share a one-year-old daughter.

If convicted she could face up to 20 years in prison.

Also, new Wednesday, lawyers for Hernandez say they are not opposed to delaying the Lloyd murder trial. Opening statements were scheduled to being in October, but more time may be needed. The defense has agreed to push it back until the start of the new year. The judge will have the final say about that.

Before openings, Hernandez's legal team will have to make some important decisions. They will have to decide if they want to ask for it to be moved to a different part of the state, and if they plan to use a mental health defense.

Hernandez is also facing a double murder case in Boston.