FALL RIVER — Jailed since Aug. 1 after refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating the Odin Lloyd homicide, Aaron Hernandez’s cousin Tanya Singleton will serve at least five more weeks behind bars.
Singleton, 37, of Bristol, Conn., the fourth person to be charged and jailed in connection with the investigation, was arraigned Friday in Bristol Superior Court on a criminal contempt charge after refusing to testify before the grand jury investigating the June slaying.
Hernandez, 23, a former star tight end with the New England Patriots, faces a first-degree murder charge in Lloyd’s death. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is being held without bail at the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth.
Singleton allegedly bought a bus ticket for Hernandez’s friend Ernest Wallace, 41, of Miramar, Fla., so he could flee to Florida days after the slaying. She was offered immunity in return for her grand jury testimony about the case and has been held in the South Bay House of Correction since Aug. 1 after refusing to comply.
On Friday, Judge Frances McIntyre ordered that she continue to be jailed without bail pending an Oct. 3 pretrial and bail hearing.
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