Tanya Singleton, Hernandez’s cousin, pleads not guilty to charges that she helped one of his friends flee to Florida after the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Singleton, along with Hernandez, his fiancee and two of his friends, face charges related to Lloyd’s death. She agrees to be held without bail for the conspiracy charge, as well as for a second contempt charge after refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in Hernandez’s case, and can request a bail hearing at a later date.
According to a warrant released by the Superior Court in Bristol police think that Hernandez was in a silver SUV that drove around, waiting for the victims to get in their own vehicle. Later at a stoplight the SUV pulled alongside the victims’ vehicle and someone fired five or six shots in rapid progression, killing two and injuring one of the five men in the other car. The warrant doesn’t indicate whether police suspect that Hernandez was the man who pulled the trigger. Police have taken the murder weapon and towed the silver SUV they believe was used in the shooting from a Hernandez family home in Bristol.
Hernandez is placed on suicide watch at his Massachusetts prison. Hernandez has been held at MCI Cedar Junction since his conviction. It is not an uncommon move by prisons, especially when an inmate has recently been handed a long sentence. Hernandez is separated from other inmates.