Judge denies combining contempt charges for Hernandez's cousin

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The cousin of former Patriot Aaron Hernandez was denied a motion in court to combine charges from two different court cases, in two different counties.

Lawyers for Tanya Singleton argued the issue in court Tuesday. Singleton has been charged with criminal contempt in both Bristol and Suffolk Counties. Prosecutors say the 38-year-old refused to testify before Grand Juries in the murder of Odin Lloyd and in a 2012 double murder in Boston. Both of which Hernandez is accused of being involved in.

Earlier this month, Singleton's lawyer indicated his client would be changing her pleas to guilty, over concerns about her battle with breast cancer.

She will be in court to change her plea in Bristol County on August 19.