Aaron Hernandez’s motive to murder Odin Lloyd may have been his desire to keep his bi-sexuality a secret, Newsweek reports citing interviews with multiple law enforcement sources involved in the investigation.
Some media outlets, though, are throwing cold water on the report.
Hernandez left three notes in his prison cell before he hung himself last week – one to his fiancee, one to his daughter, and one to his prison boyfriend, who is now on suicide watch, according to Newsweek.
Another one of Hernandez’s alleged homosexual relationships, with a former high school classmate, was a key piece of the investigation into Lloyd’s murder, the report says.
Hernandez’s friend from high school was interviewed by investigators looking into Lloyd’s murder and testified before a grand jury. Newsweek also reports Hernandez moved money into three accounts before he was arrested for murdering Lloyd: his fiancee’s, his daughter’s and his alleged lover’s, which received the largest sum of money.
Ernest Wallace, Hernandez’s co-defendant in the Lloyd case, told investigators Lloyd called Hernandez a “schmoocher,” which was interpreted by Hernandez as a gay slur. Wallace also said during a jailhouse visit with Tanya Singleton, Hernandez’s cousin, that he would not have helped Hernandez get rid of the murder weapon had he known Hernandez had a “limp wrist.”
But Pro Football Talk opines, "The 'law enforcement sources' who are leaking this information on an anonymous basis apparently believe they are smearing Hernandez, possibly as a warning to those who plan to challenge whether prison officials failed to take steps aimed at preventing Hernandez from committing suicide."
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Wallace is serving a prison sentence for helping Hernandez cover up the murder of Lloyd.
Meanwhile, Hernandez's invitation-only funeral services are scheduled for Monday afternoon at O'Brien Funeral Home in Bristol, Connecticut, WFSB reports.