Bail restrictions eased for Hernandez cousin
A judge has eased bail restrictions for a cousin of Aaron
Hernandez who faces two charges in connection with the murder case
against the former New England Patriots tight end.
Fall River Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled Thursday that
Tanya Singleton may stay in Franklin, in a neighboring county,
rather than being limited to Bristol County, if she posts $15,000
cash bail, The Providence Journal reports
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in June death of Odin
Lloyd of Boston, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s
Singleton has pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt and
conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact. Prosecutors charged
her with contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury
despite immunity. The conspiracy charge alleges she aided two
Hernandez associates who have pleaded not guilty to accessory to
murder after the fact.
Singleton’s attorney, E. Peter Parker, said Thursday she would
have a hard time posting bail, and doesn’t have the money to live
away from her Bristol, Conn., home. He asked that she be allowed to
drive back to Massachusetts twice a week to meet with probation
”This is a family of extremely limited means,” he said.
Singleton lives with her father and her two young children.
Prosecutor William McCauley urged the judge not to ease the
restrictions, set when Singleton’s bail was granted in October.
Singleton’s next pretrial conference is Jan. 29.
Information from: The Providence Journal,