LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Not only was Shayanna Jenkins indicted today but also Tanya Singleton. Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez girlfriend and fiancee (photos below), and Tanya Singleton, Aaron Hernandez’s cousin, were indicted by a grand jury for two very different charges this month. Both stem from the Odin Lloyd case, however. But who exactly is Tanya Cummings Singleton?
Shayanna Jenkins (Facebook account photos below) allegedly gave false testimony during investigation of the Odin Lloyd case. Jenkins has been indicted on perjury. Singleton, in turn, has been indicted for conspiracy to accessory after the fact.
Prosecutors are not revealing what alleged false testimony was given by Shayanna Jenkins. But during her questioning by police, Jenkins told investigators that Odin Lloyd was a marijuana dealer and smoke marijuana. As reported previously on LALATE, local news has since verified those allegations about Lloyd as being false.
Police were attentive to a FEG Hungarian rifle in a gym bag recovered from the Hernandez home during this first day of questioning. Hernandez’s palm print is on that rifle. But the weapon was not used in the killing of Odin Lloyd. As previously reported on LALATE, the murder weapon has not been recovered. But a magazine fitting the murder weapon’s make and model was recovered from the Hernandez Hummer SUV parked outside his rented condo. Police recovered at least one .45 caliber shell casing in the case.
But who is Tanya Singleton? She lived with Ernest Wallace, a Hernandez associated charged in the Odin Lloyd murder. Tanya’s husband is Thaddeus Singleton III.
Police wanted to question Thaddeus about the Lloyd murder. Police believed that Thaddeus had witness information pertaining to Hernandez’s alleged connection to the murder. But Thaddeus Singleton III died in a car crash just hours before police were going to speak to him.
While in court in July, ABC news reporters approached Tanya and Jenkins. When sought for comment in the hallway, Singleton fumed “I am not talking about it.” Jenkins then allegedly tried to shield Tanya from news reporters. She fumed “Get away from us. We’re not talking.”
In August Tanya Singleton was arrested. Thereafter Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter’s spokesman refused to comment about Singleton’s arrest.