Posted August 23, 2013

Aaron Hernandez’s cousin pleads not guilty to contempt charge

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Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A cousin of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a contempt charge for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the murder of a friend.

The Associated Press reports that Tanya Singleton entered her plea Friday and was ordered held without bail. She is due back in court Oct. 3.

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Prosecutors say Singleton refused to testify after she was offered immunity.  A grand jury indicted Hernandez on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of 27-year-old semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in June and is held in a Massachusetts jail without bail.


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