FALL RIVER, Mass. The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday, bringing to five the number of people facing charges in the case.
A grand jury indicted Shayanna Jenkins, 24, on a single count in relation to the investigation into the June 17 killing of Odin Lloyd, Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter said.
It wasn't clear what led to the charge. Sutter's spokesman, Gregg Miliote, said he could not comment until her arraignment, which has not been set. A message left for Jenkins' lawyer was not returned.
Carlos Ortiz, another associate of Hernandez and a key witness, was indicted on the same charge by a grand jury, Sutter said Friday.
Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Singleton, was indicted on a new charge of conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact, Sutter said. She had been indicted earlier on a charge of criminal contempt after allegedly refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in the case. Prosecutors say they offered her immunity.
Lloyd, a 27-year-old semiprofessional football player from Boston, was found shot to death in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass., near Hernandez's home, where Jenkins also lives. Lloyd had been dating Jenkins' sister.
Jenkins was not arrested and will be ordered to appear in court for an arraignment, the prosecutor's office said.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and weapons charges in Lloyd's death and is being held without bail.
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