Aaron Hernandez fiancee wants perjury charges dismissed

Jenkins' hearing postponed to August 22nd

FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, arrives at a hearing for Hernandez at Attleboro District Court in Attleboro, Mass. Her lawyers filed a motion Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in county court in Fall River, Mass., seeking to have perjury charges dismissed. She is charged with lying to a grand jury investigating the killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating her' sister. Hernandez faces three murder charges, including in Lloyd's killing. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, arrives at a hearing for Hernandez at Attleboro District Court in Attleboro, Mass. Her lawyers filed a motion Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in county court in Fall River, Mass., seeking to have perjury charges dismissed. She is charged with lying to a grand jury investigating the killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating her' sister. Hernandez faces three murder charges, including in Lloyd's killing. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)

BOSTON (AP) – The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is seeking to have perjury charges dismissed.

Shayanna Jenkins‘ lawyers filed a motion in county court in Fall River, saying that prosecutors failed to provide sufficient evidence to a grand jury. The defense’s legal memorandum supporting the arguments was filed under seal.

Jenkins had been expected in court last week, but that hearing was postponed until Aug. 22.

Prosecutors say Jenkins lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times, including saying she could not recall where she left a large box Hernandez allegedly told her to dispose of.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to three murder charges, including the killing of Odin Lloyd near the North Attleborough home Hernandez shared with Jenkins. Lloyd was dating Jenkins’ sister.

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