Aaron Hernandez’s cousin, who is accused of helping him hide a car he used in a 2012 double murder, pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt.
The Hartford Courant reports that Tanya Singleton entered the plea today. Hernandez is accused of murdering Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu on July 16, 2012. Authorities believe Hernandez drove off after the murders in a silver Toyota 4Runner, and that his cousin got the car from him and drove it to her garage, where it remained until police found it when they executed a search warrant a year later.
Hernandez is also accused of the murder of Odin Lloyd, and Singleton faces a criminal contempt charge in the Lloyd case as well. In that case, she is accused of refusing to testify before a grand jury, even after authorities agreed to grant her immunity in exchange for her testimony.
Singleton, who has breast cancer, is under home confinement and is only permitted to leave to visit her doctors or her lawyers.