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These "How To Get Away With Murder" Fan Theories Will Blow Your Mind

Who really killed Lila Stangard?

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Since How To Get Away With Murder's premiere, there's been one main question on everyone's lips: Who killed Lila Stangard?

Lila Stangard's body was found in the water tank of her sorority a few months after her disappearance.
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Lila Stangard's body was found in the water tank of her sorority a few months after her disappearance.

Lila's boyfriend Griffin and the mysterious Rebecca were originally arrested for her murder.

It's later made known that Rebecca and Lila were quite good friends - and Lila had confessed to Rebecca that she was having an affair with an older man, who turned out to be Annalise's husband Sam Keating.
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It's later made known that Rebecca and Lila were quite good friends - and Lila had confessed to Rebecca that she was having an affair with an older man, who turned out to be Annalise's husband Sam Keating.

Annalise got Rebecca acquitted of the charges against her, and all suspicions turned to Annalise's cheating husband Sam.

Sam listed as a missing person, had of course, already met his demise by this stage.
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Sam listed as a missing person, had of course, already met his demise by this stage.

Some fans have taken to Tumblr however, to point the finger at one particular cast member who could be guilty of Lila's murder- Bonnie Winterbottom.

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Bonnie is part of Annalise's legal team and always had a strange relationship with Sam Keating.

In the first two episodes, Bonnie's feelings for Sam are subtly, but firmly established. In the first episode, when Sam and Annalise make out, after Bonnie and Sam exchange pleasantries Bonnie stares daggers at them. We also see Bonnie watch a news report about Lila Stangard's murder with an interesting expression on her face. She doesn't look surprised or shocked, but interested. In another scenes, Bonnie plainly hits on Sam, and acts awkwardly when Annalise walks in on them. To make things more obvious, Bonnie even kisses Sam on the cheek at one point. Later, when Bonnie chides Frank for sleeping with students, Frank says he's not the only one up to something and says "what, you think I didn't notice?" The only thing this exchange could reasonably referring to that has any precedence in the series is Bonnie's quite evident attraction for, and possible affair with, Sam.My theory is that Bonnie, like Annalise, believed that Sam was having an affair with Lila and got jealous and killed her.
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In the last few episodes, it's become clearer and clearer what a lying douchebag Sam is. And he does have a great motive to kill: Lila's pregnancy. However, pregnancy isn't the only motivation to to kill someone, and Bonnie has a motive that's just as good: protecting Annalise. In Bonnie's eyes, murdering Lila would mean getting her out of Annalise's way, and ending the affair without Annalise ever finding out about it, because Bonnie knew that finding out about it would destroy her (and we see it do just that throughout the season).
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What we do know for sure, is that whatever happens when the season finale airs on February 26 - Shonda will once again manage to shock us all.

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