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    A judge has approved a request for a name change by the fiancee of former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez.

    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 Jenkins-Hernandez 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 (OH'-dihn) 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. 

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