During the second week of his murder trial, man accused of killing a date he met on the Tinder dating app apparently cut his own throat during a Monday morning court hearing in a Nebraska courtroom.
“Bailey is innocent and I curse you all,” 52-year-old Aubrey Trail screamed out in court before slashing himself in the neck with a small object, according to the New York Post.
Trail was referring to 25-year-old Bailey Boswell, his co-defendant in connection with the death of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe (pictured). Trail and Boswell are both accused of killing Loofe in 2018. Boswell’s trial is scheduled to begin later this year.
Authorities found Loofe’s dismembered body stuffed into several trash bags in rural Clay County. Both Trail and Boswell skipped town after Loofe’s death, according to police, but were later apprehended.
Investigators said Loofe and Trail met for a date and meeting on Tinder, then had consensual sex. Trail’s defense lawyers argued that the victim accidentally died during sex from asphyxiation while playing a “sexual game” with Trail. The defendant previously claimed that the sex act involved two other women, but maintained that Boswell was not in the room when Loofe died.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Trail offered to give his own life after Loofe’s death.
“A life for a life—that’s the rules in my world. I should be put to death.”
Deputies carried Trail out on a stretcher Monday afternoon. He was unconscious and pale as authorities rushed him to the hospital. Officials think he may have used a razor blade to cut himself. After several stitches, he’s expected not only to survive but to return to court next week.
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[Feature Photo: Sydney Loofe/Handout]