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07:08 AM ET 07.03 | Shayanna Jenkins may eventually play a central role in the case against Aaron Hernandez, after all. If [Hernandez] wants to marry his high school sweetheart and mother of his 7-month-old daughter, it's not going to happen while he's in the Bristol County jail, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. Whether Hernandez wanted to tie the knot for love or courtroom strategy, Hodgson won't have it. "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," he said. "We'll do everything we can to not have that happen." ... If the couple were married, Jenkins could be shielded from testifying against Hernandez at trial.

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July 3, 2013  07:15 AM ET

You see, Aaron, if you're like most people, you get married, have children and THEN you kill people. What an idiot.

July 3, 2013  07:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You see, Aaron, if you're like most people, you get married, have children and THEN you kill people. What an idiot.

Misguided youth is to blame for his confusion.

July 3, 2013  07:45 AM ET

I don't think they're really going to need her for their case.

July 3, 2013  07:46 AM ET

From my understanding, the marriage exclusion is only to cover items that happened after marriage, not before. And if she knew things either before or after the event, she could then be charged as an accessory if she did nothing as well.

July 3, 2013  08:04 AM ET

This is going to be an odd court case with two sisters sitting on opposite sides of the courtroom in tears.

July 3, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I don't think they're really going to need her for their case.

Me either.

Unless the prosecution team in MA is comprised of the same bozos as the LA crew from the O.J. days, this is looking like pretty convincing evidence.

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July 3, 2013  08:35 AM ET

The sheriff has already been paid by one of his residents to have first dibs on marrying Hernandez

July 3, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Me either. Unless the prosecution team in MA is comprised of the same bozos as the LA crew from the O.J. days, this is looking like pretty convincing evidence.

Even worse, if it's the same bozos that botched the Casey Anthony case in FL. Looking like that same prosecution team is losing the George Zimmerman case.

July 3, 2013  08:55 AM ET

Prosecution already has Tebow being an eyewitness to the UofF assault.

Word of God.

July 3, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Even worse, if it's the same bozos that botched the Casey Anthony case in FL. Looking like that same prosecution team is losing the George Zimmerman case.

I've noticed...

July 3, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Mr. Hernandez will try anything, won't he?

July 3, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Shouldn't she have dumped him by now? Marriage? Nice future for her, although I guess she gets access to his money.

July 3, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Shouldn't she have dumped him by now? Marriage? Nice future for her, although I guess she gets access to his money.

I was wondering the same thing. Guy is charged with killing her sister's boyfriend. Money or no money, it'd probably be a good idea for her to distance herself from him for a little while

July 3, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Most of his money will be going to his attorney. By the time his trial over his bank account will be dry
.

July 3, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Yep, the lawyers will string this out until the bank accounts are dry then their interest will go away and so will Hernandez.

July 3, 2013  10:19 AM ET

She might be looking out for the financial interest of their daughter as well; making sure the baby has a right to some of the money before the sharks, I mean lawyers eat it all up.

July 3, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Sheriff won't let Hernandez get married

That's too bad. He and Bubba had already written their own vows.

(For some reason they left out the "Til death do us part" line.

July 3, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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From my understanding, the marriage exclusion is only to cover items that happened after marriage, not before. And if she knew things either before or after the event, she could then be charged as an accessory if she did nothing as well.

Depends on the jurisdiction. Some forbid eliciting evidence from one spouse against another. Others only preclude statements made by one spouse to another while married. Couldn't tell you how Mass. handles it.

 
July 3, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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Even worse, if it's the same bozos that botched the Casey Anthony case in FL. Looking like that same prosecution team is losing the George Zimmerman case.

The prosecution's witnesses seem to bolster Zimmerman's self-defense claims. It would appear that the prosecution has a weak case, at best.

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