The sexual orientation of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez could be linked to why he killed his friend Odin Lloyd, authorities have said.
Hernandez was found hanged in his jail cell on Wednesday before daylight at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts.
He was convicted of shooting an killing Lloyd, who was a semi-professional football player, back in 2013.
Police are now looking into whether Hernandez had been taunted by Lloyd about having an affair with a male acquaintance who testified before the grand jury in the case.
Investigators are looking into whether Hernandez killed Lloyd in order to hide his bisexuality from his girlfriend.
According to a co-defendant in the Lloyd murder case, Hernandez had been called a “schmoocher” by Lloyd, which he had interpreted as an anti-gay slur.
Wallace is serving at least four years in jail for helping Hernandez dispose of the murder weapon used to kill Lloyd.
He was also heard speaking to Hernandez’s cousin to say he would not have helped him hide the gun if he had known that he was a “limp wrist”.
Hernandez left three notes before he killed himself.
One was written to his fiancée, one to his daughter and another to a lover he met in jail.
The third letter was written to a prison lover, who was not identified by authorities, but who is believed to be the last person he spoke to before he hanged himself.
According to DailyMail.com, Hernandez was found with a Bible left open on John 3:16, which he had also written across his forehead in a marker.
The verse reads: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
According to the website Hernandez had been planning to kill himself for weeks.
“Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Henry N. Nields performed an autopsy on Mr. Hernandez on Wednesday and concluded today that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging,” stated Massachusetts District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. in a statement on Thursday.
I know that many of the news sites are stating he was bisexual, but that assumption is just stemming from the fact he was engaged to a woman who he had a child with.
No, I don't believe he was bisexual, I believe he was a man desperate to hide the fact he was gay.
How many times have we seen men go to such unimaginable lengths to conceal their homosexuality?
That it was believed he maintained a homosexual relationship on the DL while engaged to be married, before he went to prison, but look how quickly he began a new one once inside, so much so he left that person a goodbye note?
Why even acknowledge that relationship at all, unless he cared for that person?
This is the action of a man who couldn't face "his" world as he truly was.
As horrible as his actions were, who really is to blame, what kind of society have we become, that makes being gay so unimaginable, that they would rather kill someone than let it be found out that they were gay.