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Ailing Tanya Singleton gets probation

Updated: August 12, 2014, 2:14 PM ET
Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- A cousin of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was spared jail time only because of her advanced cancer, a judge said Tuesday in sentencing her to two years of probation.

Tanya Singleton pleaded guilty to refusing to testify before a grand jury even though she had been granted immunity.

"Ms. Singleton's health is the only reason she is not being placed in jail," Fall River Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh said. County jail officials made it clear ...

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