Shayanna Jenkins didn’t talk much to police about the murder of Odin Lloyd, but what she said while she did was significant.
According to the Boston Globe, records released on Tuesday indicate that Jenkins, who is engaged to be married to Hernandez, began crying when she learned that Lloyd had been killed. Lloyd, 27, had been dating Jenkins’ sister.
Jenkins also told police that Lloyd was a marijuana dealer whose phone constantly was ringing. Per the Globe, Jenkins told police “she often overheard [Lloyd] speaking in a ‘lingo’ that she interpreted as code words for marijuana transactions.”
While Jenkins was talking to police, Hernandez called and explained that his “sports agent said she should not speak with police” without an attorney in the room. Hernandez is represented by David Dunn of Athletes First. Jenkins complied with the instruction.
Unless she plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment or marries Hernandez soon, Jenkins won’t be able to decline to speak if/when she’s called to testify before the grand jury investigation the case.
And it sounds like she has information that could shed more light on the situation.