Hernandez fiancée: I removed box at his request

Surveillance video shows Shayanna Jenkins taking a box and bag out of her home. She testified she removed the box at the request of her fiancée Aaron Hernandez, who is on trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The 36th day of testimony in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial began Monday with more testimony from the defendant’s fiancée.

While Shayanna Jenkins was on the stand, the prosecution showed video of her taking a trash bag out of the North Attleboro home she shared with Hernandez and their daughter.

Jenkins testified that Hernandez called her the day after Odin Lloyd’s death and told her to remove a cardboard box from a storage area in their home.

“I believe he said it was important,” Jenkins said.

She told jurors she put the box in a black trash bag and covered the box with baby clothes.

While she testified she did not know what was in the box, prosecutors had said prior to trial they believed it may have contained evidence and possibly the murder weapon, which has never been found.

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In the video, Jenkins struggled carrying the bag out of the home and loading it into the trunk of her sister’s car.

When asked what she did with the box, she said she threw it into a dumpster, but said she doesn’t recall the location of that dumpster.

She also said she didn’t know what happened to three pairs of shoes prosecutors say Hernandez, Wallace and Ortiz were wearing the morning of Lloyd’s murder.

Prosecutors then asked if there was anything interfering with her ability to remember.

“At that point, I was nervous,” said Jenkins, who is testifying with immunity. “There were a lot of things going on. I really had to play a neutral role as far as trying to comfort my sister. Everyone’s emotions were on me…breaking down at that point.”

Odin Lloyd was the boyfriend of Jenkins’ sister. The two siblings had introduced Lloyd and Hernandez about 10 months prior to the killing.

Jenkins faces one count of perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury nearly 30 times. She has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Colin Spence contributed to this story.

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