26-year-old Bailey Boswell faced trial in Dawson County, Nebraska for luring in and murdering a date from Tinder. She and her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, 52, are accused of the murder of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe.
Trail’s trial concluded last year. When he heard the verdict, he slit his own throat. He was rushed to hospital and was saved. He will find out in December whether he will get a life sentence or a death sentence. Trail was reported to have screamed “Bailey is innocent” during his trial.
Boswell has been charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains.
On 15 November 2017, Loofe disappeared after a second date with Boswell. When Loofe failed to show up to work, her mother called the police.
Loofe and Boswell had met on the dating app, Tinder, and had gone for their first date the previous day. Boswell said they “drove around Lincoln, smoked weed [and] had a great time.” Loofe apparently told friends she had met her dream girl and planned to go on a second date the very next day.
The authorities arrested the pair on 30 November after collecting evidence. Loofe was found on a rural road in Nebraska, her body cut up in several pieces in trash bags. Trail later said that the death was an accident and an object held inside her mouth inadvertently caused her death during sexual role-play.
But Assistant Attorney-General Sandra Allen revealed that store receipts showed the pair had bought trash bags, duct tape and a saw before the second date.
Three other women are also prepared to testify about Trail’s obsession with torture and murder. He proclaimed himself a vampire and Boswell as the “queen witch”. There were rules for the women to behave such as wearing dog collars, no clothes inside the apartment, discussions of torture and sex, group sex participation and drinking from a dog bowl.
Boswell is reported to have got off on such discussions. One of the women was told she could gain power by killing someone.
Boswell’s attorney claimed the case against her was weak and there was no concrete evidence against her.
If convicted, she could be facing a death sentence.