The couple accused of fatally strangling Sydney Loofe, 24, after courting her over a The dating app has reportedly convinced at least one other Tinder date that they controlled a coven of witches who gained their powers by killing people.
“To get your power you have to breathe their last breath,” a witness, called AH on the stand, said Wednesday in Dawson County court, recounting his months-long relationship with Bailey Boswell and Aubrey Trail in 2017, according to NTV News.
Boswell, 26, is charged with first degree murder, conspiracy to murder and improper disposal of human remains for her role in the 2017 murder and dismemberment of Loofe, a cashier at a home improvement store Lincoln home. She denied any involvement in the murder.
Prosecutors allege that Boswell conspired for weeks with Trail, her 52-year-old boyfriend, to lure Loofe to his death. Loofe was reported missing for 19 days after the Tinder date before her body was found in garbage bags strewn among ditches and farm fields in rural Nebraska.
Last July, Trail was convicted of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder after jurors heard from witnesses who said the 52-year-old convinced members of his ‘cult’ that he was a vampire flying and reading thoughts. AH also testified on Wednesday that Trail boasted that he was a vampire and that Boswell was the “Witch Queen.”
During his dramatic trial – in which he slit his throat and declared his girlfriend’s innocence – he claimed that Loofe was accidentally strangled at a ‘sex party’ and that Boswell only helped to clean up the crime scene. Prosecutors, however, argue that Boswell was a willing participant in a sinister murder plot, pointing to evidence that the couple conspired to attract several young women into their lifestyle.
On day 11 of testimony in Boswell’s trial, AH described in detail how she was drawn into the couple’s sinister world after joining forces with Boswell, who came by “Jenna,” on Tinder in June 2017.
The witness, one of three women supposed to testify for the prosecution, detailed the “rules” of Boswell and Trail – including not wearing any clothes in the apartment and the mandatory checks with the man. 52 years every three hours – and frequent discussions about the “murder”. and torture.
AH said that, about three weeks after being paired with Boswell, she learned the 26-year-old’s true identity and her “sugar daddy” relationship with Trail – a deal Boswell allegedly said Trail had been. extended to AH At their first meeting, AH said Trail had started. to show her pictures of “anywhere from 10 to 12” women on her phone, people she would later learn about were members of her clan, according to NTV News.
Eventually, AH agreed to a “Sugar Daddy” relationship with Trail, in which the 52-year-old would give him a “weekly allowance” of $ 2,000 to go shopping with Boswell.
“I liked being taken care of,” AH said on Wednesday, NTV News reported.
Throughout her sexual relationship with the couple, AH said she was also involved in their antique business and their “witch coven.”
The woman said that Boswell, who was considered the “queen” of the coven with a dozen witches under her, told AH that she was a “healer” in the clan and that she could only get her power. ‘torturing and breathing someone’s last breath. . She said Boswell had spoken “on several occasions” of wanting to torture people, even describing his favorite methods in graphic detail, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
“I think I just got caught in the what ifs of life,” AH said, stressing that she no longer believed what the couple had told her, according to 1011News.
Trail, she added, spoke of a ritual during full moons in which witches went to an open field to “leave their bodies” – an act which apparently “would deal with the wicked in their world” .
AH also said that Trail claims he is a flying, mind-reading vampire that says she can leave the group anytime she wants until she kills someone to gain her powers. After that, Trail said he would erase his memory, NTV News reported.
An impatient participant in the clan, AH said she had previously visited a Walmart with the couple to meet a woman she was supposed to kill. She testified that Trail told her that the murder would take place in the woods where a tarp would be laid “to do it all over.” Then Boswell and AH would go home to take a shower while the Trail would dispose of the body and burn the pair’s clothes.
Part of the plan called for having Boswell’s ‘killing kit’, which included a hammer – and AH said she was told she would receive hers to replenish herself after each murder.
“At the time, I was ready for this,” AH said, referring to a solidified plan for her to kill a woman in their group whom Boswell found “boring” and needed “to be dealt with.” The plan, she said, was to kill the woman on her way to Pennsylvania and dump her body on the way to antique stores.
But, when she was at a local TJ Maxx trying on clothes for the murder, she said she had a panic attack and told Boswell that she wanted to go out, NTV News reported.
The woman said she left the group soon after, just months before Loofe disappeared.
“Some of these people are just pieces of the puzzle. And they might not make sense when you hear them individually, ”Deputy Attorney General Sandra Allen told the jury during opening statements when the trial began last month, according to the Omaha-World Herald. She added that in the end, “this will all make sense to you.”
Prosecutors allege that before Loofe’s disappearance on November 15, 2017, she told a friend about a future second date with Boswell, whom she described as her “dream girl.” But prosecutors allege that Trail and Boswell messaged Loofe on Tinder under the name “Audrey” with the intent to “kill, torture and have sex.” (Tinder was previously owned by IAC, the parent company of The Daily Beast.)
Allen said cell phone data tracked Trail and Boswell on the day of the murder, showing they followed Loofe to work and bought a hacksaw, utility knife, boxes of trash bags, four roasting pans and duct tape.
That night, while Loofe was on a date with Boswell, Trail strangled the 24-year-old with an extension cord and then used a “fine-tooth saw” to dismember her body, prosecutors alleged.
The next morning, Loofe was reported missing because she did not report to work in Ménards.
Lincoln Police investigator Bob Hurley accompanied jurors on the couple’s movements after the murder. On the evening of November 14, the couple was seen on CCTV spending the night at a Best Western motel before heading to various stores the next morning, including a Home Depot, where they purchased a hacksaw, leaves of plastic, a drywall blade and a carving knife.
Nineteen days later, after a thorough search and manhunt for Trail and Boswell, authorities found Loofe’s body about an hour and a half’s drive from his apartment complex outside of Lincoln.
Boswell’s defense attorney, however, made holes in the prosecution and witness case during his opening statement last month, warning jurors against emotional thoughts.
“Remember when you start to get emotional, when you start to get angry about it, think about why the state is giving you this evidence,” the defense attorney said. “It’s because their case is weak and they want to get your emotions under control.”
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