Even though Earl and Stephanie clearly had a deeply troubled relationship, a homicide detective on their murder-suicide case reveals that the couple had actually been trying to save their marriage before their shocking deaths.
This just adds a whole new level of tragedy to Earl Hayes and Stephanie Moseley‘s deaths. The VH1 Hit the Floor star’s family is speaking out about the husband and wife’s relationship, telling a detective that “things were going pretty [well]” between them before they took a horrific turn in the early morning hours of Dec. 8.
Stephanie Moseley & Earl Hayes’ Marriage: Couple Was Repairing Relationship Before Deaths
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Earl, 34, shot and killed wife Stephanie, 30, on Dec. 8, before turning the gun on himself. But surprisingly, before that fateful day, things appeared to be looking up for the couple. At least that’s what Stephanie’s family believed.
They told homicide detective Scott Masterson that Stephanie and Earl “had recently gotten back together and were trying to work things out,” according to the Associated Press.
They said that “things were going pretty [well] and that she was upbeat and optimistic about things,” Scott told the AP. Stephanie’s family has no idea “what made it turn so violent Monday morning.”
Floyd Mayweather: Did He Tell Earl Hayes To Dump Stephanie Moseley?
Boxer Floyd Mayweather, 37, allegedly witnessed the Dec. 8 murder-suicide during a FaceTime call with his close friend Earl. Not only that, but TMZ has claimed that Floyd “whipped his friend Earl Hayes into a frenzy over his wife’s infidelity [with R&B star Trey Songz, 30] to the point [where] Hayes gunned her down.”
Floyd allegedly told Earl that he was “weak” for not leaving Stephanie, but when Earl then said that he was going to “gun down” his wife, Floyd “begged” him not to do it, according to TMZ. The LAPD is reportedly question Floyd about the murder-suicide.
Our thoughts continue to go out to Stephanie and Earl’s loved ones during this difficult time.
— Tierney McAfee