London’s Daily Mail revealed the identity of Aaron Hernandez’s prison boyfriend. Kyle Kennedy is a 22-year-old heroin addict from Uxbridge, Massachusetts, who is serving time for robbing a gas station.
Hernandez, 27, hanged himself in his prison cell on April 19. Before he died, he reportedly gave Kennedy’s family a $50,000 wristwatch and other personal property.
Hernandez hanged himself with a bed sheet at the maximum security Souza-Baranowski Corrections Center.
Kennedy was the last person to speak to Hernandez.
According to The Milford Daily News, Kennedy, 22, is no choir boy. He allegedly stole $189 while armed a with a “long butcher-style knife.” He was arrested after a brief police chase in January 2015.
His father initially paid $12,000 to bond Kennedy out of jail, but was sent to prison when he violated the terms of his parole. He is currently serving 3 years in prison.
Kennedy also has prior arrests for trafficking heroin.
On the online dating website Write A Prisoner, Kennedy listed his sexual orientation as “straight”.
Most men who convert to homosexuality while serving time are considered “trade” or gay-for-pay.