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Aaron Hernandez Update: Shayanna Jenkins, ex-NFL star's girlfriend, pleads not guilty to perjury charge

Shayanna Jenkins in Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
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(CBS/AP) FALL RIVER, Mass. - The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a perjury charge connected to the murder case against him.

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Shayanna Jenkins was arraigned in Fall River Superior Court and set free on a promise to return to court November 6 for a pre-trial hearing.

She was indicted on a single count of perjury in September related to testimony she gave the Bristol County grand jury hearing evidence in the case against Hernandez.

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Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player from Boston.

Lloyd had been dating Jenkins' sister.

Jenkins and Hernandez lived together in North Attleborough, Mass., near where Lloyd's body was found. They have a young child.

In court Tuesday, the prosecutor claimed Jenkins disposed of evidence from the home she shares with Hernandez after Lloyd's murder.

Jenkins's attorney claimed the indictment against her client is "overreaching."

She described Jenkins' relationship with Hernandez as "don't ask, don't tell."

Three others, including Hernandez's cousin, are also facing charges in the case.

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