Wednesday, February 01, 2006

And now, from the "I'll bet HER high school reunions are interesting" files and Yahoo! News...

Sudiegirl sez: Well, my goodness gracious me. How did THIS get past me? Nevertheless, this just cries out for interpretation, so I’ll do what I can do.

Dominatrix Acquitted in Bondage Death
Mon Jan 30, 9:02 PM ET
A dominatrix was acquitted of manslaughter Monday in the death of a man who prosecutors say suffered a heart attack while strapped to a replica of a medieval rack. (Now…I wonder how the family explained that to inquisitive souls?)

Barbara Asher, a 56-year-old woman who called herself Mistress Lauren M, was also cleared of dismemberment. (You mean they were separate charges? That’s weird…I thought that dismemberment would be all rolled up in the murder charge! I can’t think someone could live very long after being dismembered. If anyone can tell me otherwise, I’d sure like to know!)

Prosecutors said that 53-year-old Michael Lord suffered a heart attack in 2000 during a bondage session in a "dungeon" in Asher's condominium and that Asher did nothing to help him for five minutes for fear authorities would find out about her business. (Gee, like the authorities would be oblivious to the body count ?)

Asher had her boyfriend chop up the body of the 275-pound retired telephone company worker, and they dumped it behind a restaurant in Maine, prosecutors said. His remains have never been found. (I wonder why she had the boyfriend chop up the body? Probably because it’s a bitch to get blood stains out of leather…)

Prosecutors said Asher confessed to police, but the alleged confession was not taped, and investigators testified they did not save their notes. (Oh, that’s definitely a “Smack the forehead with the palm of your hand” moment, isn’t it? That'll be comin' up in their performance review...)

Asher's lawyer, Stephanie Page, said there was nothing to prove Lord was even dead — no body, no blood, no DNA. (Well, where in the HELL did they dismember the body? Where did the blood go? Did they just lay down tarps, carve up the deceased like a chicken, then burn the tarps somewhere else, like Maine?)

During his closing argument to the jury, prosecutor Robert Nelson put on a black leather mask with a zippered mouth opening and re-enacted the bondage session. With both hands, he reached back and clutched the top of a blackboard as if strapped to the rack. Then he hung his head as if dead. (Ah…nothing like drama to make a point. But what was his MOTIVATION?)

Asher's lawyer objected, and the judge agreed.

"That's enough Mr. Nelson," Judge Charles Grabau said. "Thank you for your demonstration." (However, three jurors asked for Robert Nelson’s phone number after the show, and one said she could provide her own thumbscrews if he would pick her up at the 7-Eleven after the trial was over.)

Sudiegirl’s opinion?

Whoo-doggies! This little country girl will soon become jaded if news like this keeps popping up. However, it’s nice to know that those in the domination business are not persecuted against – yet.

So, I’ll leave you with this…Sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me…NOT!

(who doesn’t dominate or submit…I just lay there and read a book.)