He met a woman on Tender, killed her, and tore her to pieces: a 27-year-old man who escaped the death penalty in the United States.
Bailey Boswell was sentenced to life in prison for committing the crime alongside her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail. However, she avoided being the first woman in the history of this state to be sentenced to death.
A woman convicted of killing a Nebraska hardware store employee and her role in the dismemberment was sentenced Monday to life in prison, making her the first woman to be sentenced to death in state history. The possibility of
A three-judge panel ruled in favor of Bailey Boswell, two of whom argued that the 27-year-old deserved to die for his crimes. A third argued that prosecutors were unable to show that the case deserved the maximum punishment.
Boswell will now spend the rest of her life at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in 2017 for her role in the death and demise of Sidney Loaf. She was sentenced in Wilber County Courthouse, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) away. Southwest of Lincoln.
Prosecutors said Boswell and her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, 55, had planned to kill someone before Boswell met Loofe, 24, on the Tinder dating app and lured her to them. Cashier Loofe of Maynard's Store in Lincoln was strangled. Later, his body parts were found in rubbish bags, cut into 14 pieces, and left in pits along rural roads in rural Clay County.
Attorney Todd Lancaster, appointed by Boswell's court, said he was aware of at least two other cases in Nebraska where a three-judge panel was divided over whether to carry out the death penalty. As a result, life imprisonment will already be imposed.
I can say that Bailey is grateful for the good of her family and particularly her daughter (7 years old), Nahla, who did not receive a death sentence, and so am I," said Lancaster of the Nebraska Commission. On Public Defense.
In a statement, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson did not directly address the decision but thanked local police and the jury that found Boswell guilty of his actions.
"As the criminal trial draws to a close and (Luff's) death anniversary approaches, our thoughts are with the Luff's family at this difficult time," Patterson said.
Judge Peter Battelin, the sole dissenter in Monday's ruling, called the crime horrific and said Boswell should spend the rest of his life in prison, but said he was not convinced he had committed "extraordinary immorality." What is it. Legal criteria required for the death penalty. He did not elaborate, but in the past voted for the death penalty.
Justices Vicky Johnson and Darla Idios disagreed and ruled in favor of the death penalty.
Both judges concluded that Boswell deserved death because he helped lure Loofe back to the apartment where she and Trail lived and purchased power tools in advance that were used to cut Loofe's body. They also pointed to statements at trial that Loofe became sexually aroused at the thought of people being tortured and murdered.
"Boswell's actions and words demonstrate that she did not consider Sydney Loofe's life beyond her pleasure, " Johnson said.
Johnson described Loofe as a "defenseless victim" who was attacked in a cold and calculating manner. As he read his ruling aloud in court, several members of Loofe's family lowered their heads, and a woman wiped her eyes with a tissue. The family left the courtroom after sentencing without answering questions.
Boswell was convicted in October 2020 of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and improper disposal of human remains. The Trail was convicted of the exact charges in 2019 and sentenced to death in June. However, no execution date has been set.
Based on Nebraska's history with the death penalty, the sentence is unlikely to take effect anytime soon.
Although Trail has changed his story several times, he admitted in his sentencing that he strangled Luff with an electric wire, as prosecutors had alleged. He said he tied up Loof and killed her because when he told her about his lifestyle with Loof and other young women, he cheated on antique dealers and had some kind of group sex. She was "terrified."
Trail acknowledged that he repeatedly lied to authorities and planned to kill Loofe two to three hours before his murder. But he claimed that Boswell was not in the room and did not know he would do it, a claim that Judges Johnson and Ideus did not believe.
The Trail became the 12th man to be sentenced to death in Nebraska, which rarely executions. After cutting his neck in the courtroom, he lost much of his judgment and yelled, "Bailey is innocent; I curse you all."
The most recent execution in the state was of convicted murderer Carey Dean Moore in 2018, after Moore withdrew all of his appeals and asked to be killed. Before that, Nebraska's last execution was in 1997.
According to a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Boswell will become the 16th woman to serve a life sentence in Nebraska for first-degree murder. The men sentenced to death are awaiting execution at the Tecumseh state correctional institution, exclusively for men.