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  • Writer's pictureRobin Lyons

A Wicked Woman

When you hear about a gruesome murder, you most likely hear a man is associated with the crime. Not in this horrific true crime.

A 25-year-old married woman with a two-year-old son doesn’t fit the profile of a murderer, but in this case, it does.

Her husband was serving time for drug charges, grandparents were caring for her son. On this grizzly evening, the wife and mother partied with a 24-year-old man. They went back to his mother’s home, where he lived in the basement, to do drugs and have sex—rough sex. While in the basement, the woman injected a medication that treats depression—a serotonin modulator.

According to her, he had choke chains used on large dogs—one for her and one for him. He wanted to be choked during sex. Once she started choking him, she liked it and kept tightening the chain and wanted to watch him die, which she did. Afterward, she sexually assaulted the corpse for a couple of hours. Then she dismembered his body. She bagged most of the body parts, put his head in a bucket, and left with a leg and foot.

His mother found her son’s head and immediately called the authorities. The police found the woman, she still had blood on her, and had the leg and foot in her vehicle. In a shockingly detailed description, the woman told the authorities what had happened. She didn’t confess. She pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Because she had previously served time for a felony—Battery or Threat to a Judge, Prosecutor, or Law Enforcement—they could search her property.

A jury listened to information about her mental health. They heard she had tried to commit suicide the year before, and they had diagnosed her with PTSD, bipolar disorder, severe depression, ADD and ADHD. The jury determined she knew what she was doing and knew it was wrong because she tried to cover-up the crime.

After fifty minutes of deliberation, the same jury who rejected her claim of insanity found her guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, third-degree sexual assault and mutilating a corpse. A judge sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

She arrived at her sentencing hearing shackled and wearing a spit hood because she’d attacked her previous attorney. #murder #wickedwoman

At the sentencing, the judge said,

“These actions are foreign. They shock the community, there aren’t really words for it.”

Source: State Circuit Court, Court TV, New York Post,

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