Aaron Hernandez reportedly had a gay prison lover. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe)
State officials say Aaron Hernandez left three handwritten notes next to a bible in his cell before he hanged himself this week. One of them was reportedly addressed to a gay prison lover.
The Daily Mail quotes a source close to the investigation who says the disgraced ex-NFL star was intimately involved with another inmate at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. The article says the other two letters were addressed to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, and four-year-old daughter, Avielle, corroborating an earlier report from the Boston Herald’s Chris Villani.
The source also alleges the bible in the cell was open to John 3:16, which is the same verse that officials say was written on Hernandez’s forehead in red marker.
According to the Daily Mail’s source, the convicted murderer’s gay lover is the last person he spoke to before he ended his life. The man is now reportedly under “eyeball to eyeball” suicide watch.
On Kirk & Callahan Thursday, Boston-based investigate journalist Michele McPhee reported Hernandez was in a relationship with a male high school classmate from Connecticut prior to the 2013 Odin Lloyd shooting. She says Lloyd’s alleged knowledge of the romance may have played a role in his murder.
“There was a relationship with somebody from his high school years,” McPhee said. “That may have provided –– and this was one of the investigative theories in the beginning –– because they got information from Ernest Wallace that perhaps –– and remember, Ernest Wallace was the guy who ditched the gun –– they had information from him that one of the motives is Odin Lloyd used a derogatory term for gay people in front of Aaron Hernandez and that Odin Lloyd had knowledge because of this relationship he had with the man in Connecticut.”
Hernandez, 27, was serving a life sentence for Lloyd’s slaying. He was acquitted last Friday on double-murder charges for a 2012 Boston shooting, five days before he was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday morning. Jenkins Hernandez is suing the Department of Correction in an effort to get the state to produce Hernandez’s writings and other contents from his cell.