Shayanna Jenkins does not believe Aaron Hernandez killed himself
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancee of Aaron Hernandez, is still not convinced that the former NFL star took his own life in prison last month.
In an interview with “Dr. Phil” that is set to air in full next week, Jenkins-Hernandez told host Phil McGraw that she has no reason to believe Aaron committed suicide.
“I spoke to him the night before and he was so, ‘Daddy’s gonna be home and I can’t wait to sleep in the bed with you guys and I can’t wait to just hold you and love you,'” Jenkins-Hernandez said, according to a teaser that was shown on Friday morning’s edition of TODAY. “… I just know that the feedback I was getting from our last talk had nothing to do with any suicidal thoughts.”
All of the evidence points to a suicide, as Hernandez reportedly tried to barricade the door from the inside so no one could get in. He is also said to have put soap on the floor of his jail cell in case he had second thoughts. Not to mention, the ex-New England Patriot wrote three letters, one of which was to Jenkins-Hernandez.
Still, the mother of Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter cannot be swayed.
“She does not believe that he killed himself, surprisingly, because the evidence is pretty overwhelming,” McGraw told TODAY, adding that there was no “monumental goodbye” or “finality” in the last conversation Jenkins-Hernandez had with Aaron.
Immediately after Hernandez killed himself, a popular theory began circulating about how he may have been trying to protect his estate and assure his fiancee and daughter more financial security. Jenkins-Hernandez said she does not subscribe to that and actually fears more financial trouble in the future. However, the attorney representing the Hernandez family recently hinted that he has other plans.