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Fiancee of ex-New England Patriot, convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez due in court

05/15/2015 02:38 EDT | Updated 05/14/2016 05:59 EDT
FALL RIVER, Mass. - The fiancee of former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is due in a Massachusetts courtroom for a hearing on a perjury charge, which prosecutors are asking a judge to dismiss.

Shayanna Jenkins is scheduled for a 9 a.m. hearing Friday in Superior Court in Fall River.

Prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss the perjury case Thursday, citing Jenkins' testimony against Hernandez in March. The former Patriots tight end was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last month in the killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating Jenkins' sister.

Jenkins had pleaded not guilty to perjury for allegedly lying to the grand jury that investigated Lloyd's death. She was granted immunity by the court in February, which compelled her to testify at Hernandez's trial.

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