Shayanna Jenkins is done testifying. Her testimony about smelling marijuana helps Hernandez, but she gave jurors many reasons to doubt her.
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Hernandez is charged with one count of murder and is also facing five weapons charges in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player who was dating Jenkins’s sister.
During her testimony, Jenkins discussed a box that Hernandez told her to dispose the day after Lloyd was killed. Hernandez did not give her a reason why the box—which was in the basement—needed to be discarded, only saying it was important that she throw it away.
Jenkins, who said she has known Hernandez since they were in elementary school, testified that she thought the box smelled like marijuana. She said she put the box in a trash bag and discarded it in a random dumpster.
On Friday, Jenkins took the stand at Hernandez’s trial and said that Hernandez was drunk during the hours before Lloyd’s killing.
Prosecutors have alleged that Hernandez and two other individuals drove Lloyd to an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez’s residence, where he was shot multiple times.
Hernandez faces life in prison if convicted of all charges.
Hernandez is also charged separately with two counts of murder, three counts of assault with intent to commit murder and a weapons charge in the 2012 deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.