Aaron Hernandez's jail lover says footballer had confessed of killing four men: 'He was my right-hand man'
Late NFL star and convict Aaron Hernandez's alleged prison lover, in a TV interview, claimed that the former football star was his "right-hand man" and they did "everything together," according to reports. The former inmate, Kyle Kennedy, who has claimed that he was Hernandez's boyfriend during their time in prison, opened up about their relationship in a Reelz interview for the first time.
Hernandez, the youngest star player of the National Football League (NFL) in 2010, shot and killed Odion Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancée’s sister, on June 17, 2013 when he was just 23 years old. Hernandez, two years later, in April 2015, was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life without parole. Nearly two years after his prison sentence, the NFL player took his own life in his cell.
Kennedy, a former armed robber, in the interview, described Hernandez as "the most [loyal] person I’ve ever met," claiming that the pair would sell and do drugs together during their time in prison. The former inmate also said that the NFL star admitted committing four murders to him. "Aaron killed himself, you know that was my right-hand man. We used to do everything together," Kennedy said. The interview, set to be air as part of an upcoming Reelz special, was conducted while Kennedy was still in prison.
The former inmate, according to People, said that he and Hernandez would also "lock in to either cook food or smoke, get high, listen to music, just chill when we didn't want to be around other people." He claimed: "We used to write letters back and forth to each other all day. We sold drugs every day, we did drugs every day."
When Hernandez was serving life sentence in the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center for Lloyd's murder, he was acquitted of two others in 2017. Shortly after the footballer's arrest, prosecutors had alleged that Hernandez also shot two men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, in 2012 after a confrontation at a nightclub. The NFL star took his life despite being acquitted in the cases.
"You could never really tell by looking at him by he was obviously worried, he was concerned of what the outcome was because his lawyers were telling him "if you beat these two cases, you’re going to flip the other one you’re going home",' Kennedy said in the interview. "That was set in his head and he kept saying 'we can speak this into existence, we can make this happen'. He had himself convinced he was going to beat those two murders even though he told me he was guilty."
Kennedy, who was among the last ones to see Hernandez alive, also claimed that the football star told him he had killed de Abreu and Furtado in 2012. "It was an argument, he felt disrespected," Kennedy claimed. "He said they waited down the street by a parking garage for three or four hours, he knew what kind of car they were in. He’d already told me he’d seen them go by, he pulled up next to them. He only meant to kill the one kid in the passenger seat. He said he shot him in his head and he saw brains blow all over his friend. He thought it was funny."
The former armed robber also talked about his sexual relationship with Hernandez in the Lancaster prison. "[We had sex] once or twice a week, whenever there was a good opportunity," Kennedy said.
Aaron Hernandez's attorney Jose Baez had recently slammed Netflix's new documentary on the late NFL player, stating that the football tight end killed himself because he was suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and not over fears of being outed as a homosexual as suggested by the streaming giant's latest offering. Baez, who represented Hernandez and helped him beat a double murder case, in a statement to TMZ said that the Netflix documentary titled 'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez' implies that the player was a closeted homosexual, and might have taken his life in fear of the alleged secret getting out.