Shayanna Jenkins was facing prison time and fines herself for allegedly lying to prosecutors in the murder case of her fiancée, Aaron Hernandez. Her only way to possibly avoid those charges was to testify on behalf of the prosecution and they announced today that her charges were dropped, thanks in part to her cooperation.


The perjury charge stemmed from comments Jenkins made to the grand jury in 2013 regarding a gun in her home and that may have been the weapon used to murder Odin Lloyd. If convicted, she faced up to 20 years behind bars.

Prosecutors say Jenkins’ testimony at the trial that she helped Aaron dispose of a mystery box after Odin’s death — helped them win the case. The operating theory is that the box contained the murder weapon.

Now, Hernandez is doing life in prison and Shayanna is off the hook.