Aaron Hernandez's Fear of Being Outed May Have Motivated Murder

The world will never know just how serious Hernandez might have been in regards to how serious he was about the threat, but once he was charged with a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, Rapaport reexamined the situation.

As we reported, Hernandez, 27, had been serving life without parole in a MA prison for the 2013 shooting murder of his former pal, semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, a slaying that ended Hernandez's promising career less than a year into a $40 million contract extension.

The former Patriots star's body was held in Watertown, Massachusetts at Faggas Funeral Home and is expected to be at the O'Brien Funeral Home on Saturday.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the mother of Hernandez's daughter, could take legal action in the wake of the ex-New England Patriots star hanging himself at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. The death was ruled a suicide. Shortly before his arrest, Hernandez moved a large amount of money into three accounts: one for his fiancée; a second for his daughter; the third, where the most money was moved, was for that friend.

The complaint asks that prison officials be barred from altering or destroying any potential evidence, including Hernandez's writings, medical records and video and audio recordings. Some reports suggested Hernandez was upset with Lloyd over an incident that took place at a nightclub, while others suggested Lloyd may have known about Hernandez's alleged role in a 2012 drive-by shooting.

At the time of his death, Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee; it's believed Hernandez was fearful word of his bisexuality would reach his fiancee.

Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, said on Friday that Hernandez's suicide on Wednesday had opened up fresh wounds in the loss of her son.

That man reportedly testified at Hernandez's first murder trial, in 2015.

On top of that, the lawyers representing the family of Odin Lloyd, the man he was convicted of killing, say any money the Patriots owe the Hernandez estate should go to them.

  • Salvatore Jensen