Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 7/2/13
While police were investigating Aaron Hernandez before arresting him on murder charges in the death of Odin Lloyd, they were speaking with his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. She appeared to be cooperating and answering all questions from investigators until she received a phone call from Hernandez. She could be asked to testify once the case goes to trial, but she could avoid the stand if her and Hernandez are allowed to be married. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson told USA Today Sports that he won’t let that happen: “I don’t subscribe to that. I feel that those rights are things that you access on the outside, if you’re a good citizen,” he said. “We’ll do everything we can to not have that happen.” It would be in Hernandez’s best interest to marry Jenkins, who he last shared a glance with during his arraignment. Legally, she could be shielded from testifying if she was the wife of Hernandez, something that the prosecution certainly doesn’t want to happen. Authorities believe they would have information had she not been told by Hernandez to stop talking. While Hodgson may want to keep it from happening, it really isn’t up to him. However, the prosecution [...]
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