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Shayanna Jenkins, girlfriend of Aaron Hernandez, due to face perjury charge

6:46 AM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
In this July 24, 2013, file photo, Shayanna Jenkins, girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, arrives at hearing for Hernandez at Attleboro District Courtroom in Attleboro, Mass. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)
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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is due to be arraigned in Massachusetts on a perjury charge connected to the murder case against him.

Shayanna Jenkins is scheduled to appear in Fall River Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon. She was indicted on a single count of perjury in September related to testimony she gave the Bristol County grand jury hearing evidence in the case.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player from Boston. He had been dating Jenkins' sister.

Jenkins and Hernandez lived together in North Attleborough, Mass., near where Lloyd's body was found. They have a young child.

Three others, including Hernandez's cousin, are also facing charges in the case.

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