Discarded Like Trash: Girlfriend of Dating App Killer Found Guilty of Murdering Sydney Loofe

Bailey Boswell and her boyfriend discussed torture, murder, and witchcraft with several women before killing Sydney Loofe in 2017.

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Bailey Boswell, the woman accused of helping her boyfriend kill 24-year- old Sydney Loofe after wooing her on Tinder in 2017, was convicted of murder Wednesday and may face the death penalty.

A three-judge panel will now decide whether Boswell will be sentenced to death, or life in prison. According to the Omaha World-Herald, she could be the first woman sentenced to death in Nebraska.

Prosecutors allege Boswell acted in tandem with her 52-year-old boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, to lure Loofe to her death after meeting on the dating app. Loofe was missing for 19 days after the Tinder date, and her body was finally found in garbage bags scattered among ditches and farm fields in rural Nebraska.

Ms. Loofe was dismembered and discarded like trash, Assistant Nebraska Attorney General Mike Guinan said during his closing statement on Tuesday in Dawson County Court. This was a climax killing. There was an excitement, I will suggest to you.

If nothing else, this case is about an orgasmic desire to torture and kill, he added, according to the Omaha-World Herald.

The 26-year-olds defense attorney, however, argued Boswell was just participating in sexual role-playing and was dominated by Trailwho murdered Loofe alone.

Wednesdays verdict comes more than a year after Trail was convicted of first- degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. During both trials, jurors heard from witnesses who said the 52-year-old convinced his cult members he was a flying, mind-reading vampire with a coven of a dozen witcheswhom he claimed would gain powers by killing people.

Throughout the trial, three women testified for the prosecution about their earlier encounters with Boswell and Trail, all providing similar stories about the couples bizarre ruleswhich included not wearing clothes in the apartment and their discussions about killing, torture, and witchcraft. All three women met the couple after swiping right on Boswell on Tinder.

To get your power, you have to breathe in their last breath, Ashley Hills testified during the trial as she recounted her months-long relationship with the couple in 2017.

During his closing statements on Tuesday, Guinan walked through the timeline of the case as he argued Boswell was a willing and active participant in the sinister murder plot.

We have a victim In this case and its not Bailey Boswell, its Sydney Loofe, the prosecutor told jurors, adding that Boswell and Trail did everything together because they were a team.

Guinan said that Trail and Boswell had a recruitment process, which included finding women on Tinder, supporting them financially, and discussing torture and murdera topic that would make the 26-year-olds eyes light up. One woman who testified during the trial also noted that the couple discussed selling homemade murder and torture videos.

But unlike other women Boswell met via Tinder, Loofe wasnt immediately told about Trail, Guinan said. And while Loofe was gushing to a friend the night before her second date with dream girl, the couple was purchasing tools to dismember a body, including a hacksaw and bleach, he said.

[Boswells] got a date coming up that night and heres how shes getting ready, Guinan said, noting that the cleaning equipment the couple bought proves the premeditation in the murder scheme, according to the Omaha-World Herald.

That night, Loofe picked up Boswell for their date that would seal her fate, Guinana said. About 24 minutes after she sent her last text message to her mother, she was strangled by Trail with an extension cord. He then used a fine- toothed saw to dismember her body, according to prosecutors.

We are asking you to return a guilty verdict. Not because we demand it, but because the law demands it, the Nebraska prosecutor said, according to the Omaha-World Herald.

Boswells defense attorney attempted to poke holes in the prosecutions case on Tuesday, saying prosecutors had not proved Boswell participated in any violent acts or was previously aware of Trails plans to kill Loofe. Lancaster argued during his closing statement that Trail killed Loofe before calling the 26-year- old and saying: You are gonna help me.

Lancaster did admit Boswell participated in a lot of conversations but claimed they were nothing more than fantasy.

She did what she was told because of the threats from Aubrey Trail, Lancaster said. But talking about this case without talking about Aubrey Trail is like talking about the Titanic and not talking about the iceberg at all. Aubrey Trail is at the very center of this case.

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