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‘Kinky sex,’ not murder, caused college student’s death, lawyer says

A Texas college student — whose charred, dismembered body was found in a kiddie pool in 2016 — died from consensual, “kinky” sex and wasn’t murdered, a defense attorney argued Monday.

Charles Dean Bryant faces up to life in prison if convicted of the first-degree murder of Jacqueline Vandagriff, a 24-year-old Texas Woman’s University student. But Bryant’s lawyer says the 31-year-old freaked out after Vandagriff died during sex, and, instead of calling police, he tried to dispose of her body in a park, FOX4 reported.

“He went to Walmart at 4 a.m. and bought a shovel and goes back to his house where he had left Jackie and tried to dig a hole but the earth was too hard,” attorney Glynis McGinty said.

Prosecutors, however, allege the two met at a local bar near TWU before Bryant killed Vandagriff and set her dismembered body on fire in a wooded area.

The prosecution said it intends to show several surveillance videos showing Vandagriff and Bryant at a bar — and then another one of Bryant buying a shovel and, later, gasoline in a plastic container by himself.

A police affidavit obtained by The Dallas Morning News revealed Vandagriff’s cell phone was allegedly traced back to Bryant’s home and her purse was found in his trash.

Vandagriff, according to her Facebook page, was a licensed esthetician who worked as a waitress to pay for school after transferring to TWU to study nutrition.

“Tragically an evil, destructive figure stepped in front of her on that path and ended all her hopes and dreams and ultimately her life,” prosecutor Lucas Allan said.

Saka babtunde

Saka babtunde

I am Saka Babatunde, a Graduate of Social Science University of Ilorin, I am Passionate about politics and writing.
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