The 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.