|John Joe Thomas|
Trouble is, John Joe Thomas and Murray Seidman were friends, so did Thomas know Seidman was gay? It seems so since they apparently spent every single day together in Seidman's home.
But that didn't stop John Joe Thomas from telling authorities that, after Murray Seidman's alleged sexual advances--which apparently went on for some time--he received a message in his prayers telling him to end Seidman’s life. So he beat the older man to death with a sock filled with rocks.
I guess Thomas was too traumatized to remember the part of the Bible about 'Thou shall not kill'. He did, however, know how much money Murray Seidman had in the bank, because John Joe Thomas was also the sole executor of Seidman's will.
Gay panic. Murder for money.