Renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather is revealed to be deeply involved in the Dec. 8, 2014 murder-suicide of his friend, rapper Earl Hayes and Hayes’ wife, VH1 star Stephanie Moseley.
Early Monday morning, Los Angeles police received calls of shots being fired and a screaming woman in an apartment in the 300-block of Hauser Boulevard in Fairfax. SWAT officers rushed into the apartment and found the couple’s bodies. Though autopsies for Hayes and Moseley have not come up yet, it is believed that Hayes fired multiple gunshots at his wife as she was taking a bath then shot himself.
Now, news have popped up that Mayweather witnessed the crime. According to TMZ, sources say that the two friends were on FaceTime on the day of the murder. In a rage, Hayes confided to Mayweather of his wife’s infidelity, allegedly with singer-songwriter Trey Songz, which happened and was already settled with two years ago.
TMZ reports that the boxer encouraged Hayes to leave Moseley, saying she was “bad for his career” and added that “[Hayes] was weak for not leaving her.” Then Hayes went off, saying that he was going to gun down Moseley, who was taking a bath at the time.
Not knowing that Moseley was even in the apartment at that time, Mayweather reportedly tried to calm his friend down and stop him from killing her, but to no avail. As of the moment, Mayweather is experiencing extreme shock and has not said anything about what he witnessed via FaceTime, but he stands as a witness who heard what happened.
As VH1 mourned for Moseley’s death, her friend, Eva Pigford, told KTLA that the couple had typical issues but was not expected to have led to violence. Hayes’ best friend, Burrell Wilks, added that the incident was unexpected as Hayes is not a violent person.
According to the Los Angeles Times, LAPD Lt. John Ratke said that they are hoping to interview Mayweather soon about the incident and to gather any electronic evidence possibly available.
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