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. "As far as the relationships he had with outsiders, I don't necessarily know too much about that".
The fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is speaking out publicly for the first time. However, the Bristol County D.A.'s Office has announced a plan appeal that decision. His death has been ruled a suicide.
"I don't know what to believe, to be honest with you", she said. She says that Aaron spoke to his daughter the night before he died, and talked to her about coming home soon and sleeping in bed with her and her mother.
"He didn't have the best choice in some friends but that didn't really make him a bad person", Jenkins-Hernandez told McGraw of the company he kept before his 2013 arrest. "He definitely was emotional and we had talks about encouragement". "He was very positive, so excited to come home. there was no indication at all of such events". A judge vacated his conviction last week, citing a seldom used MA law. His death shocked his family as it came just days after a jury had cleared him of a separate double-murder charge.
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.
Aaron Hernandez hung himself in his prison cell on April 19.
The former National Football League athlete hanged himself last month in a MA prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder. Lloyd was dating Jenkins-Hernandez's sister.
The exclusive two-part interview on Dr. Phil will continue Tuesday where Jenkins is expected to answer the lingering question surrounding Hernandez's money and also the mystery behind his suicide death. She wore her engagement ring in the Dr. Phil interview.
Jenkins Hernandez said the two "boys" are a godson and D.J. Hernandez, Aaron's brother. We were going up a ladder, in a sense. "She thought daddy was at work. she knows nothing about jail, prison".
Jenkins-Hernandez expressed doubts about the investigation into Hernandez's death, saying the findings didn't seem "believable". Less than a week before, he was found not guilty of a 2012 double murder.
"I wouldn't say it was normal, it was her normal, so she knew no different", she continued about describing Avielle's visits with her dad.
When asked if she believed her fiancee was guilty of Lloyd's murder, Jenkins-Hernandez said, "I truly don't".
She opens up about his suicide and the note he left behind.
"When the host asked her if the handwriting on the suicide note belonged to Hernandez, she admitted, "[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". I've said it over and over. "And that was it", she said. It wasn't intimate. There were some odd parts where it just didn't make sense. It was very short, I wanted more, wanted him to explain.