Aaron Hernandez's jail lover claims NFL star 'thought it was funny' to see brains blow all over his friend
Former armed robber Kyle Kennedy shares disgraced footballer's account of the night of July 16, 2012, when he committed the double murder
Late NFL star and convict Aaron Hernandez's alleged prison lover has claimed that the former footballer "thought it was funny" that he committed the double murder of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado. Hernandez's former inmate Kyle Kennedy, in a sneak peek of a new Reelz special, claimed that Hernandez confessed committing the murders to him. "He did tell me he did that," Kennedy said in the special airing on July 5. The disgraced footballer was previously acquitted for the murders of De Abreu and Furtado.
The alleged murders occurred in Boston on July 16, 2012. Hernandez was at the Cure Lounge club in the city with one of his friends when an altercation occurred inside the club between the footballer and one of the men he allegedly killed. De Abreu and Furtado were allegedly followed by Hernandez and his friend and shooting occurred when both their cars were at a red light. They were found shot and killed outside a nightclub in the theatre district of Boston. Hernandez was spotted in the CCTV footage of the nightclub the pair had gone too.
Kennedy, a former armed robber, also shared the details the star footballer told him about the night of July 16. He said: "There was an argument, you know, he felt disrespected by him, so they waited down the street in a parking garage for like, three or four hours. He knew what kind of car they were in. He already told me he’d seen ‘em go by, 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."
Kennedy and Hernadez met while they were both incarcerated at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts. The former inmate told the Reelz interviewer: "You could never really tell by looking at him but 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. 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 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," the former convict said.
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. Two years later, in April 2015, he 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. Hernandez committed suicide shortly after being acquitted of De Abreu and Furtado's murders.
The documentary titled Aaron Hernandez: Jailhouse Lover Tells All premieres on Reelz on Sunday, July 5, at 8 p.m. ET.