'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee
- Author: Stacy Allen May 16, 2017,
May 16, 2017, 7:11
According to the Associated Press, Jenkins-Hernandez says the former tight end for the New England Patriots was upbeat during their last phone conversation, a day before Hernandez's bod was found in his prison cell.
In a clip from an upcoming episode of the Dr. Phil show, Shayanna Jenkins shared some of her doubts about the note. I spoke to him the night before and he was so, "Daddy's going to be home", and "I can't wait to sleep in the bed with you guys, and I can't wait to just hold you and love you".
Hernandez had just been acquitted in a 2012 double murder in Boston before corrections officials say he killed himself in his cell. Hernandez was acquitted of those crimes on Friday, but was found hanged in his prison cell early Wednesday, April 19, 2017, where he was serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.
In addition to claiming to have been shocked at her fiancee's murder conviction, Jenkins-Hernandez said that she "truly" didn't believe that Aaron Hernandez was guilty of the crime.
The images of Aaron Hernandez's daughter, Avielle, sitting in her mother's lap at a court hearing and holding her hand days later to attend her dad's funeral are heartbreaking.
She said he also didn't sign the note "your soul mate", which she said he usually did.
She didn't offer an explanation for Hernandez's death if it wasn't a suicide and said she had no reason to believe anyone would want to kill him. Lloyd was dating Jenkins-Hernandez's sister.
'I just know that the feedback I was getting from our last talk had nothing to do with any suicidal thoughts.
"And I won't tell her until she decides to ask or if she asks", she continued.
'I felt like we were looking so bright.
Jenkins-Hernandez unequivocally stated that if she'd known or even suspected that Aaron Hernandez was contemplating suicide, she would have done whatever she need to do to get him the help he needed.
Jenkins Hernandez said the letter seemed odd, starting with the greeting "Shay".
She said their final conversation was abruptly cut off. "We were going up a ladder to a positive direction". It was oddly short, and rather than calling her "babe" or "bae", he addressed her by name, she said. Those words have fueled speculation Hernandez left assets to her, but she said she thought about love when she read it and couldn't speak to whether the note was a will and testament. She told Dr. Phil it "was similar, but I feel like, again, you have nothing but time in there so I feel like it's easily duplicated or could be".
She added: "It screamed love, but it wasn't personal". "Until we can get in there and do our own investigation and I actually trust where the answers are coming from, maybe I can have some comfort in the truth". It wasn't intimate.... There were some odd parts where It didn't make sense.