'Dr Phil' airs interview with fiancee of Aaron Hernandez Monday, Tuesday

Erica Murray
May 16, 2017

According excerpts released from a TV interview on "The Dr. Phil Show", scheduled to air Monday and Tuesday, Jenkins-Hernandez say she doesn't accept the ruling of authorities, that her fiancee hanged himself.

Phil's interview with Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, today, she shared that their 4-year-old saw her father in prison once to twice a week before he committed suicide on April 19, but had "no idea" that the former National Football League star was incarcerated. He had been serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, and his attorneys were preparing to appeal that conviction.

Five days before his death, Hernandez was acquitted in a double murder that occurred in 2012 and last week a MA judge granted a request to erase Hernandez's murder conviction through the law of abatement. "I think that if he would have done something like this, it would have been at his worst, and I felt like we were, like it was looking so bright".

"Aaron was spiritual, but he wasn't the kind of guy to get up every Sunday and go to church", said Jenkins in her interview. Jenkins Hernandez makes it clear she isn't satisfied with the state's investigation. She also didn't discuss new rumors that her fiancee may have taken his own life to preserve her stake in his fortune - the end-of-show teaser indicated those subjects would be discussed on Tuesday, during the interview's second half.

In her final conversation with Hernandez, Jenkins-Hernandez says that Aaron actually sounded upbeat. He usually called her either Babe or Bay, she said. "I don't feel like there's any progression". "I don't know what to believe". Jenkins Hernandez said the two "boys" are a godson and D.J. Hernandez, Aaron's brother. I don't think this was a suicide, knowing him.

When he died, Aaron Hernandez left behind three suicide notes.

"She said they spoke on the phone the night before he died and that Hernandez spoke to the couple's 4-year-old daughter, telling her, "'Daddy's gonna be home'". "I did see that it was addressed to "Shay" instead of "babe" or 'bae, ' the way he would refer [to me]". We were going up a ladder, in a sense, to a positive direction. "But as far as the content, he seemed to be his loving self", Jenkins-Hernandez said.

Though Jenkins-Hernandez said she doesn't think her husband killed himself, she didn't expound on alternative explanations for his death.

"I thought it was a note of love", she said. 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". It wasn't intimate.... There were some odd parts where It didn't make sense.

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