Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins had what you might call a "don't ask, don't tell" policy when it came to his shady dealings.
So when he called her to tell her it was "important" for her to get rid of a box "right away" in the days after his friend found executed, she did so with no hesitation.
Shayanna Jenkins took the box, covered it with baby clothes, stuffed into black trash bag, put it in her sister's car and drove to a dumpster and tossed it away.
Bristol County (Mass.) D.A. Patrick Bomberg revealed this in court Tuesday, where Jenkins was indicted on perjury charges. She is free on recognizance.
During the hearing, the court was told that Jenkins was given immunity to testify about the murder of Odin Lloyd, for which Hernandez is charged.
Her lawyer, Janice Bassil, said her client had been cooperative, but Bomberg painted a different picture of Jenkins' cooperation in the case thus far.
Jenkins was captured on her own home surveillance system walking out of their house with the mysterious box in hand on June 18, prosecutors said.
She was also captured on video at an ATM machine, but when confronted with that footage, Jenkins said she did not remember where she went that day.
Jenkins also told the grand jury she did not remember where she threw the box and that she did not know what was in the box, Bomberg told the court.
"She told the grand jury she dumped it in a dumpster, but she couldn't tell anybody where it was,'' Bomberg said, though her lawyer offered a different spin.
"Their relationship, in many ways, had what I refer to as a 'don't ask don't tell' aspect," Bassil said, adding that Jenkins preferred to stay in the dark.
Aaron Hernandez was an athlete who she preferred not to ask what he did on his own time: "She could spend life tracking him down every single minute."
Bomberg was not specific about the item in the box, but prosecutors have publicly said that they continue to look for the gun used to murder Lloyd, 27.