Fer­nan­dez’s girl­friend hid ev­i­dence, po­lice say

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to dis­pose of weapons in his house.

The records re­leased Fri­day de­tail Shayanna Jenk­ins’ ac­tions on June 18, the day af­ter Lloyd’s body was found near Her­nan­dez’s Mas­sachusetts home. That day, the Jenk­ins sis­ters and two of the girls’ un­cles — Azia Jenk­ins and Don­nie Smith, both of Bris­tol — were at Her­nan­dez’s home at 22 Ron­ald C. Meyer Drive in North At­tle­bor­ough.

Ac­cord­ing to the records, June 18 footage from the home shows Shayanna Jenk­ins leav­ing the base­ment of the house around 1: 15 p. m., car­ry­ing a trash bag, which au­thor­i­ties say con­tains a heavy “rigid ob­ject,” re­sem­bling a lock box or safe. She placed the trash bag in the trunk of a red Nis­san Sen­tra. Sur­veil­lance footage showed her re­turn­ing 35 min­utes later and open­ing the trunk of the car, which no longer held the trash bag and “rigid ob­ject,” the records show.

Car­los Or­tiz, one of the sus­pects charged in con­nec­tion with the case, has told po­lice that shortly af­ter the shoot­ing, Her­nan­dez stashed two guns in a box in the base­ment.

The footage re­ferred to in the doc­u­ments shows Shayanna driv­ing the Nis­san to­ward Landry Av­enue, where po­lice the next day found a .22- cal­iber hand­gun. The gun, au­thor­i­ties said, looked like it may have been “re­cently dis­carded.”

Pros­e­cu­tors have in­di­cated they be­lieve it to be the same gun that Ernest Wal­lace, also charged in the case, and Or­tiz were both seen car­ry­ing the night of the crime — a weapon Or­tiz de­scribed as a “deuce deuce.” Her­nan­dez, mean­while, was cap­tured on sur­veil­lance footage car­ry­ing a larger hand­gun, which pros­e­cu­tors say is the .45- cal­iber Glock pis­tol used to kill Lloyd.

The records in­di­cate Shaneah Jenk­ins re­layed to in­ves­ti­ga­tors a con­ver­sa­tion she had with her un­cle Azia Jenk­ins, dur­ing which he told her that Her­nan­dez had called his fi­ancee on June 18 be­cause he wanted weapons taken out of the house. Azia Jenk­ins said that his niece passed the phone to him and Smith, and that later, the weapons were dis­posed of “in the woods.”

In­ves­ti­ga­tors also cited cryp­tic texts be­tween Her­nan­dez and his fi­ancee men­tion­ing a box in the base­ment. The con­ver­sa­tion oc­curred about an hour be­fore Shayanna car­ried the trash bag out on June 18, the records show.

Po­lice, dur­ing a later search of the house, did not find any boxes in the “movie room” of the base­ment, the lo­ca­tion cited in the text mes­sages. They have seized mul­ti­ple lock boxes through­out the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, none of which has con­tained the mur­der weapon.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors did not seize any­thing dur­ing their July 26 search of the stor­age unit in Bris­tol. The unit was rented in Shayanna’s name, un­der a credit card be­long­ing to Aaron Her­nan­dez.

Also men­tioned in the doc­u­ments is Her­nan­dez’s cousin Tanya Cum­mings- Sin­gle­ton, who last week was found in con­tempt of court af­ter she re­fused to an­swer the ques­tions of a grand jury con­vened in the case.

— Hart­ford Courant

BIZUAYEHU TES­FAYE / THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS AR­CHIVES

Po­lice say Shayanna Jenk­ins aided and abet­ted Aaron Her­nan­dez.

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