Aaron Hernandez’s cousin held in jail after refusing to testify

Jun 26, 2013; North Attleborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots former tight end Aaron Hernandez (left) stands with his attorney Michael Fee as he is arraigned in Attleboro District Court. Hernandez is charged with first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. Mandatory Credit: The Sun Chronicle/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

While former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is waiting to see if he will be indicted on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of Odin Lloyd, one of his relatives has been placed behind bars for their refusal to cooperate with the proper authorities as a witness.

Hernandez’s cousin, Tanya Cummings-Singelton, is currently jailed for contempt of court, according to the Hartford Courant.

Cummings-Singleton has reportedly been behind bars since August 1 after failing to testify in front of a grand jury that is looking to indict Hernandez.

According to reports, authorities believe that Cummings-Singleton purchased a bus ticket for Ernest Wallace and that she discussed the murder with Carloz Ortiz, who has been working with police. Wallace has been charged as an accessory after the fact, she if she bought the ticket for him to get into town for the murder, she could ultimately face some trouble of her own — especially if she does not cooperate with the police.

Topics: Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots

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