Former New England Patriots NFL football tight end Aaron Hernandez appears during a probable cause hearing at Attleboro District Court, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleboro near Hernandez's home. (AP/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - A cousin of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is due in court on a contempt charge after authorities say she refused to testify before the grand jury that indicted the ex-player in the murder of a friend.
Tanya Singleton is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in a Fall River court. Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter says she was indicted on a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in Hernandez's case.
That grand jury on Thursday indicted Hernandez on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston.
The 23-year-old Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in district court in June. He is being held without bail.
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8/23/2013 2:30:58 AM (GMT -4:00)