Posted July 02, 2013

Sheriff says he won’t let Aaron Hernandez get married

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A sheriff says he won't allow Aaron Hernandez to get married while he is locked up. (Photo provided by Getty Images)

A sheriff says he won’t allow Aaron Hernandez to get married while he is locked up. (Photo provided by Getty Images)

The sheriff in charge of the Bristol County jail where former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being held as he awaits a trial date after being charged with first-degree murder says he won’t allow Hernandez to get married as long as he is in his facility.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson told USA Today that if he tries to do that for a legal courtroom strategy or for another reason, it’s not happening.  

Hernandez is engaged to the mother of his 7-month-old daughter. If he was married to his fiance’ Shayanna Jenkins, she could be shielded from testifying against Hernandez at a trial.

 “I don’t subscribe to that. I feel that those rights are things that you access on the outside, if you’re a good citizen,” Hodgson said. “We’ll do everything we can to not have that happen.”

Hernandez has been held without bail at the Bristol County jail since June 26, the day he was arrested and charged with killing 27-year old Odin Lloyd.

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Hodgson also said Hernandez denied any sort of gang affiliations after receiving a mental health evaluation and a physical upon his arrival at the jail.

“We’re not concerned about that at all right now. Anytime anybody has tattoos we make sure we are cautious,” Hodgson said.


12 comments
Ericatx
Ericatx

Sounds like this cop has already decided he's guilty.. Thought we had Jury's for that. 

gwmc7e
gwmc7e

He would have married her before if he was interested. Its all about marrying her to protect himself. But its more than likely they don't even need her testimony at this point. Nevertheless, if they were to get married before  his trial, If I was her I'd first ask to be named half owner of everything he has and the right to put it all in her single name should he be convicted. 

Anaximenes1
Anaximenes1

if aaron gets married, can urban meyer give away the bride?

easyondeyes4u
easyondeyes4u

Hey total, let us look at Hernandez's past.....did not complete college, history of multiple counts of assaults on individuals , gun violations, and numerous other crimes to date.  The college coaches were there to "mitigate" these crimes as they do so well to big league players.  Now he has graduated to MURDER ONE and no coach, fan, nor lawyer can get him out of this.  Does the sheriff deserve respect; I think so.  Hernandez is a thug covered in tattoos who cannot resolve conflicts without resorting to physical violence / murder.  He deserves NO respect and will meet his match in prison being a good little b for ben over bubba!

Michael10
Michael10

He'll make someone a lovely wife in prison...

JenniferAnn
JenniferAnn

I'm sorry but I agree with the sheriff in this case. I don't think prisoners should be allowed to get married while they are in prison. Guilty or not. Many use getting married as a way to stop their spouse from testifying when it comes to future trials. You never know how involved the spouse could have been in this "crime" or not. Getting married is a privilege. You're in jail for a punishment of a crime. That choice should not even be an option. Coming from a New England fan, Hernandez is in jail for a reason. He's being held without bail for a reason. Odin Lloyd lost his chance to get married when his life was taken away from him, with Hernandez being the one who fired that gun. So why should Hernandez and his fiance get to have that chance?

TheTotalTruth
TheTotalTruth

Hey sheriff,  this guy has not been convicted of anything yet. Hard to respect the cops when they don't respect the law they are supposed to enforce

MarkDDD
MarkDDD

Sherrif is dumber than dumber!.    Henandez may be a really bad guy, but this sheriff is a BOOZO CLOWN

J.j.Erler
J.j.Erler

Pretty sure that if they can't stop prisoners in jail from getting married that they can't stop hernandez either. 

GT500456
GT500456

Once again, here's yet another example of "You can't fix stupid".

es
es

@J.j.Erler  Go steal a dictionary and look up what the word PRISONER means.


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