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Aaron Hernandez Update: Cousin of ex-NFL star pleads not guilty to accessory charge in connection with murder case

Tanya Singleton
CBS Boston
(CBS/AP) FALL RIVER, Mass. - Tanya Singleton, a cousin of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, has pleaded not guilty to an accessory charge, for allegedly helping a co-defendant flee in the murder case against Hernandez.

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Singleton was held without bail after entering her plea Monday to a charge of conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact. Prosecutors say that in the days after the June killing of Hernandez's friend Odin Lloyd, Singleton helped Hernandez associate Ernest Wallace to Florida.

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Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in Lloyd's shooting death. Wallace is charged in the death.

The 37-year-old Singleton was already being held on a contempt charge. She was indicted on that charge after allegedly refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in Hernandez's case.

Neither she nor her attorney addressed the new charge in court.

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