Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, was recently interviewed by TV personality Dr. Phil. In a series of short video clips released today and this week, Jenkins reveals what she thought about Hernandez, his suicide, and the circumstances around his case. She believes to the very end, that not only was Hernandez innocent of all charges, but she also believes he did not commit suicide. Jenkins also denied that Hernandez was bisexual.
Dr. Phil interviewed Shayanna Jenkins, who talked about how she wants people to remember her fiancé, Aaron Hernandez.
She told Dr. Phil that “everyone is entitled to their opinion,” but also said he was innocent and full of life. Jenkins added she hopes people can put all of this behind them so their daughter can have a future.
She’s very suspicious of Hernandez’s suicide.
Jenkins said she spoke to Hernandez the night he died and he made no mention of having suicidal thoughts. Apparently, he was “very positive” and even told Jenkins and his daughter that he was excited about the possibility of coming home.
She claimed that the suicide note recovered at the scene was odd.
She says she believes Hernandez would have addressed the letter and signed off on it differently. Jenkins noted that the handwriting on the note was very similar to Hernandez’s handwriting. She then implied that anyone who wanted to make it look like a suicide had plenty of time to make the handwriting on the note appear authentic.
She’s not sure what purpose, if any, Hernandez had for committing suicide.
She said she won’t “speculate on what he was thinking or why he may or may not have done it.” When asked if perhaps Hernandez committed suicide so that Jenkins could gain access to the six million dollars contractually owed to Hernandez by the New England Patriots, she said “anything’s a possibility,” but she doesn’t personally believe he did it for the money.
Dr. Phil pressed her about rumors that Hernandez was gay (reports say he was bisexual).
Jenkins denied it, saying “The Aaron that I know? No.” She also said that Hernandez flat out told her he wasn’t gay when she asked him about the rumors that she’d heard from his defense attorneys.
She also said she’s never heard of his alleged prison lover, Kyle Kennedy.
She says that rumors of a third suicide note, allegedly left for Kyle Kennedy, were not true. According to Jenkins, there was a note for her, for their daughter and for Hernandez’s lawyers.
Finally, they talked about how Hernandez’s daughter said goodbye.
Holding her daughter up to say her final goodbye, she touched his hand and put half of a locket in his pocket, and keeps the other half with her. Dr. Phil commended Jenkins on her parentage saying “It’s difficult for me to advise families with children about how to handle things with little ones that don’t have a full concept of death.”
Keep your eyes peeled as Dr. Phil will undoubtedly release more videos in the days to come, as he seems to be stretching out the release of these videos for dramatic effect. Which is understandable, since it involved the biggest and most curious NFL related murder trial since OJ.