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Hernandez cousin pleads guilty to contempt charge
Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez talks with one of his attorneys, Charles Rankin, during his arraignment at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston, on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's tattooed hands are visible as he lifts them to have his handcuffs removed before his arraignment at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston, on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
Sporting a new neck tattoo former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston. Hernandez was convicted last month in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as the guilty verdict is read during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)
Terri Hernandez, mother of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez hugs Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's fiancee, as the guilty verdict is read at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)
Shaneah Jenkins, girlfriend of victim Odin Lloyd, cries as former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is found guilty verdict during his murder trial, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lloyd in June 2013. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez awaits the verdict during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)
A court officer places handcuffs on the wrists of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez after the guilty verdict was read during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)
Handcuffs were placed on the wrists of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez after the guilty verdict was read during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)
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This document released by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, shows the jury's verdict of first degree murder against former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, rendered at Bristol County Superior Court Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez was found guilty of murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, and of two other weapons charges. (AP Photo/Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court)
FALL RIVER, MA - APRIL 7: Closing arguments in the Aaron Hernandez trial for the murder of Odin Llyod at Fall River Superior Court. Hernandez looks at the jurors as the alternates are being chosen. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FALL RIVER, MA - APRIL 7: Closing arguments in the Aaron Hernandez trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd at Fall River Superior Court. defense attorney James Sultan holds up a photo of Ernest Wallace in his closing argument, suggesting that Hernandez was present when Lloyd was killed by Wallace. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FALL RIVER, MA - APRIL 7: Closing arguments in the Aaron Hernandez trial for the murder of Odin Llyod at Fall River Superior Court. Defense attorney James Sultan holds a photo of the murder scene during closing arguments. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FALL RIVER, MA - APRIL 7: Closing arguments in the Aaron Hernandez trial for the murder of Odin Llyod at Fall River Superior Court. Hernandez wipes his face as he listens to the judge speak to the jury. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FALL RIVER, MA - MARCH 31: Aaron Hernandez, left, listens to testimony next to his attorney Charles Rankin as a photo of witness Darryl Hodge is displayed during the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, listen to testimony during his trial, Monday, March 9, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Ma. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
A handgun is shown during the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez is seen in footage from his home security system that is played during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)
A transparency of a shoe outsole is overlaid upon a scaled photograph of an impression during the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez and defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, look on as video from Hernandez's home is displayed on a monitor during his murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez left, speaks with his attorney Charles Rankin during his trial at Bristol County Superior Court on Monday, March 9, 2015 in Fall River, Ma. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez's defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, looks on as Odin Lloyd's cell phone records are displayed on a monitor during Hernandez's murder trial Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez licks his lips during his murder at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)
Massachusetts State Police chemist Sherri Melendez holds up a shirt recovered from the body of Odin Lloyd as she testifies during former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)
State Police fingerprint expert David Mackin illustrates fingerprint features during the murder trial of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)
Ursula Ward, right, mother of Odin Lloyd, attends the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court Monday March 2, 2015, in Fall River, Ma. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, right, sits with his attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court Monday March 2, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
A still image from a court room video display shows former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, visiting a gas station about an hour before prosecutors say Odin Lloyd was killed, during Hernandez's murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hernandez is charged in the murder of Lloyd in 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)
Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, left, talks with his lawyer Charles Rankin during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hernandez is charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)
Text messages between personal trainer Brian McDonough and former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are displayed as evidence at Hernandez' murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the murder of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)
Shaneah Jenkins, the girlfriend of Odin Lloyd, and Ursula Ward, the mother of Odin Lloyd, hold hands while photographs of Lloyd's body are shown as evidence in the murder trial of former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)
Housecleaner Carla Barbosa wipes her face while testifying in the murder trial of former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks at his attorney as security footage is seen on a monitor during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Grainy surveillance video shown to jurors in the murder trial of Hernandez on Friday shows the victim an hour before he was killed climbing into a car that prosecutors say was driven by Hernandez. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Dominick Reuter)
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks back at the gallery during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Hernandez is accused in the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)
A graphic displaying the crime scene is shown during former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez's murder trial, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
An evidence photo of a small handgun found in a wooded area near the crime scene is displayed during former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez's murder trial, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
An evidence photo of a small handgun found in a wooded area near the crime scene is displayed during former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez's murder trial, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
Shaneah Jenkins, second from left, the girlfriend of Odin Lloyd, listens during former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez's murder trial, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, looks back as he sits with his attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, takes notes next to his attorney Charles Rankin, as a photo of the covered up body of Odin Lloyd is displayed on a screen, during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Lloyd. (AP Photo/Faith Ninivaggi, Pool)
Former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez writes a note during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)
Shaneah Jenkins testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)
Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, listens to her sister Shaneah Jenkins testify during Hernandez' murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, and defense attorney Charles Rankin, right, listen during his murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Patrick Bomberg, assistant district attorney, makes an opening statement during the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Terri Hernandez, center, mother of former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, watches during her son's murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Ursula Ward, center, mother of victim Odin Lloyd, is tearful during the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Lloyd, 27, a semiprofessional football player, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, listens during his murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass., as defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, looks on while an image of Odin Lloyd is displayed on a monitor, right. Hernandez is charged with killing Lloyd, 27, a semiprofessional football player, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, watches during the Hernandez's murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
FILE - This panel of file photos shows some of those who are connected to the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez; top row from left: Aaron Hernandez; and co-defendants to be tried separately Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz. Bottom row, from left; Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez’s fiancee charged with perjury; Tanya Singleton, Hernandez's cousin, charged with conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact. Jury selection begins for Hernandez's murder trial on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. (AP Photo/File)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez rubs his eyes during an evidentiary hearing at Bristol County Superior Court, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, 24, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a Boston semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez attends an evidentiary hearing at Bristol County Superior Court, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, 24, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a Boston semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks back during an evidentiary hearing at Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he's charged in. The Sun Chronicle reports state and local authorities went to Hernandez's North Attleborough home this week but seized no evidence. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Wendy Maeda, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks back during a hearing in Fall River Superior Court, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez's attorneys are arguing a motion to suppress evidence in his murder trial. They want to suppress evidence from a cell phone they say was illegally seized and a police interrogation they call unlawful. Hernandez is awaiting trial in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014, file photo, former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez watches during a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court, in Fall River, Mass. A judge is hearing arguments, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on a bid by Hernandez's lawyers to have additional evidence in a murder case against him thrown out. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, sits with his lawyer Michael Fee, left, during a a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, smiles at his lawyer Michael Fee during a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)
Aaron Hernandez, left, speaks with his lawyers, Charles Rankin, center, and Michael Fee during a hearing in Fall River superior court Monday, July 7, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. The Judge agreed that Hernandez could be moved to a jail closer to Boston while he awaits his trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Josh Reynolds, Pool)
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 24, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, looks toward defense attorneys James Sultan, left, and Charlie Rankin, right, during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez is charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is expected to be in court Wednesday, July 2, 2014, for a hearing in wrongful death civil lawsuits filed against him by the two men's families. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, is escorted by court officers as he enters Suffolk Superior Court before a hearing, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Boston. Prosecutors allege that Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, in 2012 after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, smiles while speaking with his defense attorney Charlie Rankin, left, before a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Boston. Prosecutors allege that Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, in 2012 after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. At the hearing, the judge rejected a request by prosecutors for Hernandez's jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having. The ex-NFL player has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd, a semi-professional football player was found dead June 17 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)
Carlos Ortiz, left, shakes hands with his defense attorney John Connors, during his arraignment hearing at Fall River Superior Court Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Fall River, Mass., on a murder charge in connection with the June 2013 death of Odin Lloyd. Ortiz, an associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, pleaded not guilty. He is being held without bail and a pre-trial conference is set for Sept. 24. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jessica Rinaldi, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez smiles as he sits with his attorneys during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. At the hearing, the judge rejected a request by prosecutors for Hernandez's jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having. The ex-NFL player has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd, a semi-professional football player was found dead June 17 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, speaks to his attorney Charles Rankin during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. At the hearing, the judge rejected a request by prosecutors for Hernandez's jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having. The ex-NFL player has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd, a semi-professional football player was found dead June 17 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. At the hearing, the judge rejected a request by prosecutors for Hernandez's jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having. The ex-NFL player has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd, a semi-professional football player was found dead June 17 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool)
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, center, sits with his attorneys James Sultan, left, and Michael Fee in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Prosecutors argued during the hearing for Judge Susan Garsh to recuse herself alleging she and prosecutor William McCauley have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. The motion was denied. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. Police wrote in a June 28, 2013 search warrant application that there was probable cause to believe that Hernandez was driving a vehicle used in a separate double slaying of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, in Boston, and "may have been the shooter." (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)
Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez takes an oath during a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)
Former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez, listens to procedings in a court in Attleboro, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Hernandez was indicted on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, is lead into court in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez, who has been indicted on a murder charge in the killing of Odin Lloyd, is scheduled to face arraignment in Superior Court Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
FILE - In this June 27, 2013 file photo, former New England Patriots football standout Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., charged with killing Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is scheduled to be arraigned May 28, 2014, on two unrelated murder charges in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. Prosecutors are also seeking assistance from tattoo artists who may have inked Hernandez's right arm between February 2012 and June 2013. The tattoo artists are considered witnesses, not suspects. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool, File)
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, reacts to his attorney Michael Fee during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was denied bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)
Former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez, is lead from a sheriff's van into a courthouse in Attleboro, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Hernandez was indicted on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez was charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)
In this image taken from video, police escort Aaron Hernandez from his home in handcuffs in Attleboro, Mass., Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Hernandez was taken from his home more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez's house. (AP Photo/ESPN)
In this image taken from video, police escort Aaron Hernandez from his home in handcuffs in Attleboro, Mass., Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Hernandez was taken from his home more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez's house. (AP Photo/ESPN)
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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded guilty to a criminal contempt charge.

Tanya Singleton had refused to testify against him before a grand jury. The 38-year-old changed her plea Tuesday in Fall River.

Prosecutors have said they would seek two years' probation and home confinement for woman from Bristol, Connecticut. She has been undergoing treatment for a recurrence of breast cancer.

Singleton's attorney, E. Peter Parker, said last week that additional incarceration would likely hasten her death from cancer, which had been in remission but has returned and spread.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. He also has pleaded not guilty in the 2012 killings of two men in Boston.

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