As adults, Lawrence and Wendell had been lovers. Lawrence was married to Cecile Braxton and together, they had a child. Cecile was aware that her husband was a homosexual and that he was in love with Wendell but she was content with having a happy home and a child.
When Wendell Merrick was murdered by his brother, Lawrence became despondent. For a time, he is a murder suspect being investigated by Detective William Murdoch, but Murdoch eventually uncovers the truth. Lawrence, unable to live without Merrick, hangs himself.
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