Speaking to Dr. Phil on his television program (h/t Shutdown Corner's Jay Busbee), Jenkins-Hernandez said she didn't believe Hernandez killed himself.
Hernandez was in prison serving a life sentence after he was convicted in April 2015 of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition for the June 2013 killing of Lloyd in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
A two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez is scheduled to air on the "Dr. Phil " show on Monday and Tuesday.
While talking about her last conversation with Hernandez, Jenkins said: "I felt like we were looking so bright".
But Jenkins Hernandez said she doesn't believe the state's version of events. "We were going up a ladder to a positive direction". Of their last conversation, she said, "I just know that the feedback I was getting from our last talk had nothing to do with any suicidal thoughts".
"I wanted him home more than anyone".
"I don't know what to believe, to be honest with you". She didn't offer an explanation for Hernandez's death if it wasn't a suicide and said she had no reason to believe anyone would want to kill him. "He said that Aaron was found in his cell and he was deceased, he was being transferred to the hospital and that's when I said immediately that I was coming; he told me to wait for the medical examiner and I wasn't taking that for an answer". I think he could have been saved. As CNN reports, the previously-recorded show featured Aaron Hernandez's fiancee still decked out in her engagement ring as she spoke to TV's Dr. Phil McGraw.
Appearing on the Dr. Phil television show, Jenkins Hernandez told host Phil McGraw that she had questions about the investigation into Hernandez's April 19 suicide, and doubted that he truly took his own life. "I don't think that things were done properly".
"I wanted him home more than anyone, I would have stopped it".
The note asks her to take care of their daughter Avielle and two his two "boys", whose names were redacted by MA officials when they released the letter to the public.
Jenkins-Hernandez also said the band Hernandez referenced in his letter, Savage Garden, had no special meaning to them.
"We're both very into slow jams", she said.
A MA prisons report says Aaron Hernandez was outwardly elated after his acquittal in a double murder trial and did not appear to have thoughts of suicide in the days before he killed himself in his prison cell.
Jenkins-Hernandez said the toddler would sit in Hernandez's lap, color with him and play cards during those prison visits. She thought daddy was at work.