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Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee allowed to add his surname to hers

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Providence, RI–august 3, 2015, 2015 1004697798 ri_pvd_Shayanna 2 She sits quietly in the back of the court room. Shayanna Janelli Jenkins, fiance of Aaron Hernandez, goes to North Providence Probate Court for a hearing on changing her name to Shayanna Janelli Jenkins-Hernandez. She approached the bench alone. /The Providence Journal/Bob Thayer

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has approved a request by the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to add his last name to hers.

A probate judge in Rhode Island says she granted the request by Shayanna Jenkins on Monday to change her last name to Jenkins-Hernandez.

Judge Paula Cuculo of the North Providence Probate Court says Shayanna wanted the name change so she could have the same last name as the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Avielle.

Hernandez grew up in Bristol, Connecticut. He’s serving a life sentence in Massachusetts for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Jenkins-Hernandez.

A prisons spokesman tells The Associated Press there’s no record Hernandez has gotten married or requested to get married.

Jenkins-Hernandez now lives in North Providence.Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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