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Report: Prosecutors believe Hernandez’s fiancee tried to hide evidence

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Operation Put the Screws to Shayanna Jenkins apparently has commenced.

The fiancee of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, Jenkins initially was talking to police in the aftermath of Odin Lloyd’s murder — until Hernandez gave her the same advice Archie Bunker routinely provided to Edith.

Now, Jenny Wilson of the Hartford Courant reports that prosecutors believe Jenkins engaged in “overt attempts to hide evidence . . . and to hinder and mislead” the investigation.  The contention, which appear in court documents released Friday, was made in connection with a request to search a storage unit rented in her name.

The records allege that Hernandez called Jenkins the day after Lloyd’s body was found because Hernandez wanted to get rid of the weapons in the home he and Jenkins share.  The materials also reportedly explain that surveillance footage from Hernandez’s home shows Jenkins leaving the house with a trash bag containing a “rigid object” resembling a lock box or safe.  According to the records, authorities contend she then placed the bag in the trunk of a car, drove away, returned 35 minutes later, and opened the trunk — which no longer contained the bag or the “rigid object.”  (There’s a chance she’s an amateur magician, and opening the truck was simply the prestige.)

The paperwork likewise refers to “cryptic texts” exchanged by Hernandez and Jenkins regarding a box in the basement.

These allegations seem to mesh with Carlos Ortiz’s alleged explanation that Hernandez placed two guns in a black box after Lloyd was shot.

It all adds up to significant leverage against Jenkins, who may eventually have to choose between facing obstruction of justice charges or cooperating with police regarding anything and everything she knows about Lloyd’s murder.

“It would be premature at this time for us to comment or speculate on whether more charges will be filed in this case,” prosecutors said Friday, via the Courant.  “We are letting the evidence guide us before making our decision.”

The evidence seems to be guiding them toward pursuing charges against Jenkins.

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85 Responses to “Report: Prosecutors believe Hernandez’s fiancee tried to hide evidence”
  1. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 10, 2013 11:05 AM

    Is it safe to laugh?

  2. h3min1230 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:09 AM

    This man is innocent

  3. murraysons says: Aug 10, 2013 11:10 AM

    How many people will AH take down the drain with him? Counting the mysterious deaths of relatives, I’d put it at 7 and counting

  4. i, flounder says: Aug 10, 2013 11:12 AM

    brady is going to get a freak no contact injury this year. and, people will say that’s part of the game, but we’ll all know that injury came from the ghost of odin lloyd. then mysteriously, one by one, all the patriots will start to fall off. their spy tapes will start to look like deleted scenes from paranormal activity. grown men will hear footsteps in the hallways, and see shadows where there is nothing. they’ll start to carry crucifixes to work, except wilfork. either him, or his wife will eat his thinking that their crucifix is just chocolate under foil wrapping. everyone will say it’s just weird coincidences, but we’ll all know the truth. it is the revenge of the ghost of odin lloyd.

  5. thelastbesthope says: Aug 10, 2013 11:14 AM

    Where does all this “surveillance footage” come from. Did Hernandez plan on making a movie outta his life?

    I thought he destroyed all that video.

  6. chiadam says: Aug 10, 2013 11:15 AM

    So, they have her on tape carrying a bag, which could only contain the weapon they still cannot find.

    Good thing they’re not reaching or looking desperate.

  7. bosoxfan15 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:15 AM

    @ I, flounder. Your tin foil hat is on a bit too tight today.

  8. GenXJay says: Aug 10, 2013 11:17 AM

    I wish Hernandez were a soccer player. Or any other sport than NFL.
    Bring back “Favre Watch”, Tebow-talk, or even how the ‘boy’s lay claim to be “America’s Team.”

  9. ottawabrave91 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:20 AM

    I am a college educated person. but no matter how many times someone explains this to me it does not make sense. we have the right to remain silent that can’t be used against us. and we have the right to do what we want with our property. so how is refusing to talk using your 5th amendment rights and doing what u want with your own property against the law? this makes no sense unless the constitution is no longer valid

  10. paulsmith107 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:20 AM

    While you keystone cops are at it bring in Tom Brady Tim tebow Robert Kraft and belicheck lol maybe urban Meyer helped also. Get a clue he is gonna walk on the murder you don’t get tons of other people involved if your case is air tight. Weapons charges will be all they get him on

  11. JMClarkent says: Aug 10, 2013 11:22 AM

    “If the box don’t fit, you must hide it!”

  12. theysone says: Aug 10, 2013 11:33 AM

    ottawabrave91 says:
    Aug 10, 2013 11:20 AM
    I am a college educated person. but no matter how many times someone explains this to me it does not make sense. we have the right to remain silent that can’t be used against us. and we have the right to do what we want with our property. so how is refusing to talk using your 5th amendment rights and doing what u want with your own property against the law? this makes no sense unless the constitution is no longer valid
    _______________________________

    Would youe please share the name of the institution you attended to obtain this “college education?”

    I need to make sure that none of my kids or nieces and nephews consider this place, as it’s obvious they’ve failed.

  13. djstat says: Aug 10, 2013 11:34 AM

    ottawabrave9

    Are you that dumb? Right to remain silent yes. Right to do away with evidence in a murder regardless of whose property, NO

  14. i, flounder says: Aug 10, 2013 11:34 AM

    tb12eatitbitches says: Aug 10, 2013 11:28 AM

    @ I, flounder , your the biggest moron I’ve ever read.

    this man is very astute.

  15. paulsmith107 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:39 AM

    I’m with the pouncies free Hernandez more and more these cops are looking as if they were just super pissed Hernandez shut the door in their face after he told them to scram. I remember Espn walking the viewers through the timeline that the cops laid out thinkin damn that’s a long ride down a pretty rough road to get to his home in two minutes lol. It typically takes me 2 minutes to go a mile away on a clear road. All of these clues conveniently just left for the cops to find but no murder weapon lol their star witness is a complete joke and will be laughed out of the court room and no real motive except a reach on why Hernandez may have been mad at Lloyd who was basically almost family who Hernandez let use a rental car which was at the scene where Lloyd was killed. I know people get convicted of circumstantial evidence but those are typically broke people with public defenders ask OJ and Robert Blake what circumstantial evidence gets you when you got real lawyers

  16. jetslakersfan says: Aug 10, 2013 11:40 AM

    This is nothing more then the police trying to scare her into telling them what she may know. They really don’t have nothing so the police threaten his girl.

  17. cletusvandam says: Aug 10, 2013 11:40 AM

    So if they know that she has the murder weapon, or at a minimum knows where it is, why did they waste the last couple of weeks swimming around in random lakes?
    To me if feels like they actually have very little and they are grasping at straws. This guy is going to get charged with some BS, like Ray Lewis, and be out in a few months.

  18. zeeman911 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:40 AM

    Not a genius here, but right to remain silent when incriminating yourself, not others…..correct??

  19. mancini199 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:45 AM

    looks like they don’t have enough on still, keep reaching at straws

  20. cliverush says: Aug 10, 2013 11:45 AM

    The Law Enforcement Agencies of Conn. and Mass. are working hard to bring justice in this high profile case. There are many people in every part of this nation who have been victims of “Stop snitching” mentality. If law enforcement has to fight this idiotic loyalty to killers then all of us are potential victims. All these sycophants think only of themselves because they have been mooching a few dollars.

  21. donth8thehorns says: Aug 10, 2013 11:51 AM

    What’s makes him even more dumb, is how do you have surveillance installed in your home, with live footage being streamed & not know that the security company has a copy of all footage, seems to me, that if you live a “scrupulous” life & engage in “unlawful” activities , wouldn’t you not have this kind of thing installed in your home???
    It goes back to the fact,. This guy is the dumbest criminal mind I have ever seen, if his actions weren’t so heinous , this would be on every blooper show know to man! Idiot

  22. calibird707 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:52 AM

    Dummy

  23. PriorKnowledge says: Aug 10, 2013 11:55 AM

    The police are grasping at straws now… He is going to get off.

  24. murraysons says: Aug 10, 2013 11:58 AM

    Ottawabrave

    It’s all about the application of the law in each particular situation. If you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent. However the police can always say, we WILL arrest you unless you tell us what’s going on. Haven’t you ever seen Law & Order?

  25. eatitfanboy says: Aug 10, 2013 12:01 PM

    Am I the only person who finds it very unlikely that you could carry a safe in a plastic garbage bag?

  26. SilentMajority says: Aug 10, 2013 12:05 PM

    We know he is guilty of obstruction of justice when he destroyed his cellphone and surveillance cameras, and we know that they were able to retrieve surveillance footage of him holding a gun in his house after the murder had taken place, so it would not be beyond the realm of possibilities that he would have disposed of the gun.

    I know this is all circumstantial evidence, but all the circumstantial evidence seems to be pointing towards Hernandez, so is there a point where there is enough circumstantial evidence to push the limits beyond a reasonable doubt? I think so…

  27. cali49er707 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:11 PM

    She sounds like my kind of girl.

  28. bennyb82 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:12 PM

    The most astonishing thing is that he made it to his current age being so reckless. I mean…I would like to know what classes he took at Florida and how he passed them. You cannot just pass a class at a school like UF by just showing up or can you?

  29. ecupatsfan12 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:12 PM

    She could have been taking the bag to a Hertz convention in Chicago

  30. chiadam says: Aug 10, 2013 12:12 PM

    I think it’s pretty obvious that he’s guilty, but the cops are making fools of themselves. When you’re arresting someone for first degree murder, exhaust everything trying to find the gun BEFORE arresting someone. And try having a motive. Talking to the wrong person is a little weak. They have the testimony of a loser criminal, texts, and footage of Hernandez walking around.

  31. NoHomeTeam says: Aug 10, 2013 12:13 PM

    tb12eatitbitches says: “@ I, flounder , your the biggest moron I’ve ever read.”

    bosoxfan15 says: “@ I, flounder. Your tin foil hat is on a bit too tight today.”

    *************

    Uh . . . just a hunch, guys, but I think his post was meant to be humorous. It wasn’t particularly funny (although it did have some elements that worked), but he clearly wasn’t serious

  32. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:14 PM

    zeeman911 says:

    Not a genius here, but right to remain silent when incriminating yourself, not others…..correct??
    ______________________

    Indeed you are correct.

    But, if she disposed of the murder weapon and other evidence than she is indeed covered by that as she would be incriminating herself on obstruction of justice at the least and possibly being charged with accessory to murder after the fact at worst.

    The question is did she just refuse to speak after the court ordered her to talk, or did she invoke the 5th amendment? I think it was probably not the latter as that alone tells the court and police that she had been very naughty. By simply refusing to answer the questions or saying something like “I don’t recall your honor” opens her to contempt charges.

  33. sfniners4life says: Aug 10, 2013 12:15 PM

    This idiot is done. Cops merely trying to get as much evidence as possible that puts the gun in herendez hand instead of letting one of his buddies taking the fall. The cops are taking a look at where they screwed up with ray ray and covering the loop holes.

  34. rhamrhoddy says: Aug 10, 2013 12:15 PM

    i, flounder says:
    Aug 10, 2013 11:12 AM
    brady is going to get a freak no contact injury this year. and, people will say that’s part of the game, but we’ll all know that injury came from the ghost of odin lloyd. then mysteriously, one by one, all the patriots will start to fall off. their spy tapes will start to look like deleted scenes from paranormal activity. grown men will hear footsteps in the hallways, and see shadows where there is nothing. they’ll start to carry crucifixes to work, except wilfork. either him, or his wife will eat his thinking that their crucifix is just chocolate under foil wrapping. everyone will say it’s just weird coincidences, but we’ll all know the truth. it is the revenge of the ghost of odin lloyd.
    ____________

    What in the world was that? Dude that manifesto was shooting off in all sorts of wacky directions.

    I didn’t really expect to chuckle at the post but when he got to the part about Wilfork and the chocolate crucifix, it happened. Sue me.

  35. paulsmith107 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:19 PM

    Ha ha ha I do concur with eatitfanboy hard to believe a safe was in a plastic bag. Unless its the hefty cinch sack. Free Hernandez

  36. paulsmith107 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:22 PM

    You don’t like people who won’t snitch stop teaching your children to not be tattletails. We instill it in our children’s heads at an early age so zip it

  37. nawlinssaints1956 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:24 PM

    Hey Ottawa, it’s called being an accessory after the fact, as well as obstruction of justice. She has the right against self incrimination, but if the prosecution can prove what might be alleged, she might want to plea to a lesser charge…

  38. purpleguy says: Aug 10, 2013 12:38 PM

    I suspect the morons above protesting Hernandez’s innocence also believe OJ didn’t stab his ex-wife either.

  39. securb2013 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:49 PM

    @ I, flounder – cocaine is a hell of a drug

  40. joetoronto says: Aug 10, 2013 12:52 PM

    Yikes, he should have tried to hide her.

  41. newjerseygiants says: Aug 10, 2013 12:54 PM

    Next year on Pawn Stars a guy walks in wanting to sell his autographed Hernandez jersey.

    Rick Harrison says: “I have a buddy who’s an expert on NFL players who have committed murder. Mind if I give him a call”?

  42. xinellum says: Aug 10, 2013 12:54 PM

    Wow. The cops are really digging deep. They showed up at my door because I watched a New England game last year and they wanted to know if I saw anything on the tv that they could use against him. I said only the Patriots cheating to win Super Bowls but they weren’t concerned about that, then again, neither was the NFL or Goodell. It seems that Kraft and Bellicek got away with… Oops, well you know.

  43. mikebarnesnarizona says: Aug 10, 2013 1:04 PM

    He was engaged to her? He is better off in jail.

  44. lanman11 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:06 PM

    No offense to the ladies, but if Hernandez’s hopes of freedom come down to how well his girlfriend hid the guns, in a 35 minute round trip, he’s cooked.

  45. brettfavresmidget says: Aug 10, 2013 1:07 PM

    Authorities suspect Jenkins may know which QB Kelly will choose.

  46. jprcox says: Aug 10, 2013 1:19 PM

    When I read the other day Hernandez comments to that one fan about being innocent, I stopped and wondered for 3 seconds if there is any way he could be truly innocent.

    To shot a man over pride is dumb enough, but the way they went about it – and the aftermath – is beyond the sense of reason. Cleaning crew, destroy video and phone, text messages about getting rid of things. This is a joke. Did he really think professional investigators are that dumb? Welcome to the real world Hernandez.

  47. EJ says: Aug 10, 2013 1:28 PM

    I can’t wait until this case is behind us. That way we can start focusing on real football talk.

  48. bradygirl12 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:29 PM

    I’ll bet she knows the WHOLE story,which is why AH told her to stop talking to the cops. Why else would he suddenly decide he wanted to marry her while in jail? So that she would have the right not to testify against her husband,who is probably guilty of killing not only Odin Lloyd,but the 2 drive-by victims,plus God only knows who else. I’m sure the GF is a real piece of work,just like him. She should probably be in a cell alongside the cousin. Seems like all his peeps are winding up in jail or dead. Not good either way.

  49. thelastwordyaheard says: Aug 10, 2013 1:38 PM

    she looks like a poor man’s Lil’ Kim.. and that’s not good

  50. rasta028 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:42 PM

    I find it sad with the jokes on here when a man is dead. Hernandez is the prime suspect, you cannot, I repeat cannot obstruct justice without recourse by the law, unless she’s his wife she must talk to the grand jury or face a jail sentence

  51. hehateme2 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:51 PM

    (There’s a chance she’s an amateur magician, and opening the truck was simply the prestige.)

    HA! You just can’t resist can you Mike? Good movie though.
    I feel safer with this clan behind bars.

  52. giantssb42champs says: Aug 10, 2013 1:59 PM

    The Hoodie did it!!

  53. godolphins133499 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:06 PM

    All this A.H, has to make you think every NFL team has @ least one active murderer on their squad ….. Everybody has a background story …

  54. punkyqb says: Aug 10, 2013 2:08 PM

    @bennyb82 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:12 PM

    The most astonishing thing is that he made it to his current age being so reckless. I mean…I would like to know what classes he took at Florida and how he passed them. You cannot just pass a class at a school like UF by just showing up or can you?
    ———————————————————-
    You can if your a star football player!

  55. bingobrown12 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:15 PM

    for those with the safe conundrum.

    You guys never double bag?

  56. paulsmith107 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:22 PM

    Free Hernandez

  57. mikep363839 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:34 PM

    Just reading the comments section… if you go back a month ago and read the comments on those articles you would notice people (peers) are coming around and realizing just how WEAK this case is.
    Hernandez may be dumb when it comes to picking his friends but he’s not dumb when it comes to picking his lawyers.

  58. mikep363839 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:35 PM

    Free Hernandez

  59. youcantmakemepickausername says: Aug 10, 2013 3:01 PM

    Hernandez is obviously a pretty sleazy dude, so miss Shayanna better hope he didn’t go the cheap route for that doorknob on her left ring-finger, because something tells me the value of that is gonna be in some attorney’s bank account very soon.

  60. bvolke says: Aug 10, 2013 3:07 PM

    I see zero reason she wouldn’t give up where the guns are. She’s never going to see him outside of prison walls again anyway.

  61. justlntuckrule says: Aug 10, 2013 3:20 PM

    Fry Hernandez

  62. chi01town says: Aug 10, 2013 3:27 PM

    Why would anybody need anymore
    proof against Aaron? the text message from Lloyd to his sister is all the proof I need to walk Aaron to
    the chair and turn it on. leave this lady alone because even if she did hide some guns she cant hide Lloyd’s last words to his sister in that text message.

  63. cguy7 says: Aug 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    When are they getting married? I’m sure that is the next thing to come in this freak show. This whole saga, (whether it’s the security tape, dragging the lakes on E.S.P.N, or witnesses and family members dropping like flies) reminds me of the old Men at Work video ” Who Can it be Now”. I keep hearing it every time I read a story… Obvious attempt by the prosecution to get her sing, before the they get hitched… I continue to think that the prosecution is going to present a circumstantial evidence mess, and he’ll walk like The Juice…

  64. helix828 says: Aug 10, 2013 3:34 PM

    chi01town says: Aug 10, 2013 3:27 PM

    Why would anybody need anymore
    proof against Aaron? the text message from Lloyd to his sister is all the proof I need to walk Aaron to
    the chair and turn it on. leave this lady alone because even if she did hide some guns she cant hide Lloyd’s last words to his sister in that text message.
    ====================================

    Leave her alone? Why? If she disposed of evidence, throw her ass in the clink too.

  65. dwightmlee says: Aug 10, 2013 3:36 PM

    this guy’s scum who surrounds himself with scum… give ‘em all the chair, the electric chair that is…

  66. jrs1972 says: Aug 10, 2013 3:41 PM

    Refusing to let cops search something without a warrant is not obstruction of justice, it’s simply a very wise decision, if they actually take that to court they will lose easily. They are just trying to scare her into it..

    That said, it probably was the guns and she knows exactly where they are.

  67. paulsmith107 says: Aug 10, 2013 3:57 PM

    Free Hernandez ha ha ha

  68. seanb20124 says: Aug 10, 2013 3:59 PM

    She’s a regular precocious

  69. lowleadman says: Aug 10, 2013 4:42 PM

    By the time the cops are finished, they will have incarcerated enough of Aaron’s hood to create the Hernandez Block.

  70. gabyguti15 says: Aug 10, 2013 4:46 PM

    Turn the oven off I think they are done.

  71. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 10, 2013 4:59 PM

    I got a feeling this is not the first, second, or third murder they have covered up

  72. tremoluxman says: Aug 10, 2013 5:17 PM

    To the uninformed who criticize the cops and complain that they are running all over the place for no good reason. It’s called Investigations 101. You follow every lead, investigate all known associates, friends, and relatives, search all premises the suspects may have occupied or visited before and after said crime.
    I could go on for several more paragraphs. They are being thorough, not grasping at straws. They also use the technique of working their way up the suspect ladder. Get the little fish to flip on the Big Fish. Divide and conquer.
    Here’s a dollar, buy a clue.

  73. pinion8ted says: Aug 10, 2013 5:29 PM

    zeeman911 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:40 AM

    Not a genius here, but right to remain silent when incriminating yourself, not others…..correct??
    ———————————————————-
    Relax, you’re a genius compared to that college educated buffoon, ottawabrave91

  74. securb2013 says: Aug 10, 2013 5:46 PM

    From the mansion to the projects faster than Jamarcus Russell

  75. cyberprime says: Aug 10, 2013 6:11 PM

    I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions about this woman. She is dealing with an evil man and it’s very likely that she and her family have been threatened.

  76. ninetysixer says: Aug 10, 2013 6:19 PM

    they should hang her as well.

  77. mackcarrington says: Aug 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    @ottowabrave91
    The 5th amendment has to do with incriminating ONES SELF! It doesn’t give you freedom from incriminating anyone else.

  78. macker1283 says: Aug 10, 2013 7:00 PM

    I love how his own surveillance system is the thing providing cops with all their evidence. He’s walking around the house with a gun minutes after the murder. She’s destroying evidence. All caught on his own videotape which he for some reason didn’t realize he had or thought to turn off.

  79. macker1283 says: Aug 10, 2013 7:06 PM

    @ottowabrave91
    The 5th amendment has to do with incriminating ONES SELF! It doesn’t give you freedom from incriminating anyone else.
    ——–

    True but if her testimony incriminates herself, like admitting whether or not she hid evidence, then she could remain silent.

  80. philyeagles5 says: Aug 10, 2013 7:28 PM

    If they were smart they’d get married real quick.

  81. doggeatdogg says: Aug 10, 2013 7:49 PM

    @ottowabrave91
    The 5th amendment has to do with incriminating ONES SELF! It doesn’t give you freedom from incriminating anyone else.
    ——–

    True but if her testimony incriminates herself, like admitting whether or not she hid evidence, then she could remain silent.


    @macker1283
    She could be charged with accessory after the fact and if they find the gun, she is in a world of hurt. She might as well start auditioning for who will parent for her child now because she prefers to go down with the boyfriend.

  82. sillec28 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:01 PM

    My understanding is that she didn’t show up for the Grand Jury hearing and therefore had no occasion to claim the 5th. Had she shown up she probably could have claimed the 5th because it sounds like there’s a chance that she will be indicted for something. However, had she done that the prosecutor could have given her use immunity and then she would have had to testify. So she just didn’t show up.

  83. sillec28 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:10 PM

    Oops, sorry, my bad. Wrong person.

  84. bobinboston says: Aug 11, 2013 9:01 AM

    Stand by your man
    And tell the world you love him
    Keep giving all the love you can

  85. 2difshoe says: Aug 11, 2013 3:09 PM

    ” Slum Ghetto Millionaire ! “

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