Report: Aaron Hernandez’s Cousin Jailed for Contempt of Court After Refusing to Testify


Aaron HernandezThe Aaron Hernandez saga continues to get more bizarre and involve more of the former Patriots tight end’s associates. Now, a cousin of Hernandez’s is behind bars due to reasons connected to the case.

Tanya Cummings-Singleton, Hernandez’s cousin, is in jail in Massachusetts after refusing to cooperate with a grand jury investigating the apparent murder of Odin Lloyd, according to The Hartford Courant. Cummings-Singleton was deemed to be in contempt of the grand jury, and has been in custody since Aug. 1.

Cummings-Singleton has long been of interest to investigators in the murder case, as she lives at a home of an uncle of Hernandez’s which has been searched twice since Hernandez’s arrest. One of Hernandez’s alleged accomplices, Carlos Ortiz, has said he spoke with Cummings-Singleton about the murders back in June. Both of Hernandez’s alleged accomplices lived at the same home with Cummings-Singleton.

Cummings-Singleton’s husband, Thaddeus Singleton, was killed in a car crash in June before he could speak with investigators. Additionally, authorities say that Cummings-Singleton bought a bus ticket for another one of Hernandez’ alleged accomplices, Ernest Wallace, so that he could travel to Florida the week after the murder.

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