Days after Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his Massachusetts jail cell, law enforcement officials now allege that the convicted murderer was secretly bisexual and had multiple male lovers, Newsweek reports.
The former New England Patriots tight end reportedly wrote three suicide notes—one to his fiancée, one to his daughter, and one to a “prison boyfriend” who is now on suicide watch.
Hernandez was convicted in April 2015 for shooting and killing friend Odin Lloyd in 2013. The 27-year-old was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Sources now say that Lloyd, who likely knew Hernandez was bisexual, could have threatened to tell his fiancée about his sex life. This may have been a motive in the murder, which was committed while Hernandez was high on hydroponic marijuana.
Ernest Wallace, a co-defendant in the murder case, told detectives that the victim had called Hernandez a “schmoocher,” which Hernandez interpreted as a gay slur.
Sources also confirm that authorities interviewed Hernandez’s high school boyfriend and longtime lover during his murder trial, and that the unnamed man testified in front of a grand jury. Hernandez allegedly left a substantial amount of his fortune to this boyfriend prior to his arrest.
Before hanging himself, Hernandez scrawled a Bible verse on his forehead in red ink. He also marked “stigmata” on his hands and feet with the same pen.