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Cops Trying to Question Floyd Mayweather over Murder Suicide, As Investigation Continues

December 11, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Cops were still trying to pin down Floyd Mayweather on Wednesday to discuss reports he was on a video call with Earl Hayes this week when the rapper pal snapped, gunned down his wife in a bathtub and then killed himself.

“We’re in contact with Mr. Mayweather’s staff. The interview is probably going to happen, but we still don’t know when. Whatever he does say, it will be confidential,” a source with the Los Angeles Police Department told the Daily News late Wednesday.

The source also confirmed a report that investigators found close to 10 pounds of weed inside the upscale apartment where the grisly murder/suicide took place.

“Yes, that’s true. It was quite a bit of marijuana,” the source said, adding that no other illicit drugs were recovered at the scene.

LAPD Detective Scott Masterson told The News on Tuesday that Mayweather’s lawyer had agreed to a sit-down that would take place before the boxing champ, who lives in Las Vegas, left town.

Hayes, 34, called Mayweather, 37, his “best friend” in a recent Instagram post and was signed to Mayweather’s Money Team label.

Despite the shocking bloodshed, Mayweather attended NBA games on both Monday and Tuesday night, laughing and smiling while seated courtside.

Image courtesy of TMZ.com

Image courtesy of TMZ.com

He watched the Los Angeles Clippers play the Phoenix Suns just hours after his friend died Monday and the attended a Lakers game the next night.

According to TMZ.com, Mayweather was talking to Hayes via Face Time early Monday when Hayes allegedly went berserk and opened fire on his dancer wife, Stephanie Moseley.

Cops are hoping Mayweather can help investigators piece together a motive for the violent rampage, Masterson said.

“If (Mayweather) was a witness over some type of call, we want to hear what he knows,” Masterson told The News Tuesday. “But the bottom line is not changing. The evidence is pretty solid that this was a murder/suicide.”

The initial barrage of gunfire heard by neighbors was at 7:30 a.m., and the last shots that ended Hayes’ life came shortly before SWAT officers broke down a door and found the couple’s bodies together in the bathroom around 9 a.m., Masterson said.

During their video chat, Hayes and Mayweather reportedly were discussing Moseley’s alleged history of infidelity, which included a fling that Hayes believed she had with the singer Trey Songz, TMZ said.

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Before the bullets started flying, Mayweather allegedly told Hayes he should dump Moseley and focus on his career, TMZ reported.

Hayes then threatened to shoot Moseley during the FaceTime call, and Mayweather, who hadn’t realized she was in the apartment, begged him not to go through with it, the celebrity website reported.

Cops said they’re still trying to piece together the exact catalyst for Hayes’ sudden explosion of rage.

“We’re working off information that they were married, later became estranged and then recently got back together saying they wanted to try to work things out,” Det. Masterson told The News.

He said the horrific crime scene included blood evidence from the apartment below the unit where the shooting took place.

Asked if the blood in the lower apartment was carried by overflowing bath water, Masterson said “it could have been.”

Mayweather and Songz did not respond to requests for comment, but Songz paid tribute to Moseley in a Twitter post.

“R.I.P babygirl. Once an angel on earth, now watching over us from Heaven. You’ll be missed but never forgotten. Love,” the singer tweeted after news of the tragedy spread.

Moseley was a popular backup dancer who recently appeared with singer Pharrell Williams on NBC’s “The Voice” and had a regular role on VH1’s “Hit the Floor,” a scripted drama about dancers on a fictional NBA cheerleading team Her reported hookup with Songz left Hayes “crushed,” an unidentified friend told TMZ.

“(He) never got over it,” the friend said.

Hayes and Moseley, 30, were married in 2008.

The glamorous couple’s violent and tragic end stunned friends, some of whom acknowledged that they had been having problems.

“No situation’s perfect,” Eva Marcille Pigford, Moseley’s friend and a fellow model, told KTLA.

“Stephanie was an absolute angel. She really was,” Pigford said. “She’s just loved. She will never, ever, ever, ever be forgotten.”

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