Previously, Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers feared that the player’s fiancée had struck a deal with prosecutors to testify against Hernandez in exchange for immunity from her pending charge of lying to a grand jury.
Those fears have come to fruition, in the form an agreement that is no longer a secret.
Per multiple reports, Shayanna Jenkins has been granted immunity and will testify against Hernandez.
It’s a horrible sign for Hernandez, who now faces the introduction of chapter-and-verse details from Jenkins regarding things said and done by Hernandez before and after the body of Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro. And since Hernandez and Jenkins weren’t married, anything he said to her can and will be used against him at trial, without the benefit of the marital privilege.
Hernandez’s lawyers surely will attack his fiancée’s credibility by pointing out that she has wiggled off the legal hook by agreeing to testify against Hernandez. Still, Jenkins had Hernandez’s baby. She was engaged to marry him. Even if she’s protecting herself by doing it, she’s giving what potentially will be damning testimony against Hernandez.