A Nebraska woman who went missing in November was still alive when the duo accused of killing her was caught on store surveillance video buying the tools that police think they used to dismember her, prosecutors allege in newly unsealed court documents.
Trail has previous convictions for theft and writing worthless checks in Kansas.
Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 24, appeared in Saline County court Tuesday on first-degree murder charges in the death of Sydney Loofe, news station KETV reported. She and Bailey Boswell, 24, went on a date the night of November 15.
On December 4th police say they found parts of Loofe's body in rural Clay County, Nebraska.
Authorities say Boswell met Loofe via the dating app Tinder. Trail and Boswell had recently moved to an apartment in Wilber, where they dealt antiques and rare coins, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Bailey Boswell lured Loofe on a second date and didn’t tell her she had a boyfriend who wanted a threesome
The pair were charged with first degree murder and improper disposal of human skeletal remains.
Despite their claims, the district attorney's office ultimately chose to charge Trail and Boswell with premeditated murder as opposed to an accidental death.
The couple have been in custody ever since at the Saline County jail - with both pleading guilty to fraud.
But on November 16, Loofe didn't show up for work at Menard's in north Lincoln or respond to family members who attempted to contact her, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported.
"It wasn't supposed to go to the extreme it went, of course not", he told the paper.More news: 'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs
'It wasn't meant that she was to die'. He told the Omaha World Herald Loofe had been a willing participant in a sex game that went wrong, and that she had something around her neck when she died.
If convicted, both Trail and Boswell could potentially face the death penalty, with prosecutors stating that it is now being considered.
The 24-year-old's dismembered body was found stuffed in a number of garbage bags in December, three weeks after her disappearance.
The released court documents say Trail told an Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent that he strangled Loofe with an extension cord, KETV reported.
The indictment says investigators used security video from a Home Depot in Lincoln that showed Trail and Boswell buying tools and supplies used in the dismemberment on November 15 around 10:35 a.m.More news: Eid-El-Fitr: FG declares public holidays
"A life for a life - that's the rules in my world", he said.
'I should be put to death'.
Trail said his girlfriend, Boswell, was high on drugs and in another room when Loofe died.More news: Italian military ships to escort ‘Aquarius’ to Spanish port of Valencia