Man accused of murdering Tinder date slashes own throat during trial
A man accused in the 2017 slaying of a Nebraska woman slashed his neck and fell from a wheelchair during his murder trial.
52-year-old Aubrey Trail yelled "Bailey is innocent, and I curse you all" Monday before swiping something across his neck in the courtroom in Wilber, 35 miles southwest of Lincoln. Deputies rushed to help as Trail lay bleeding on the floor.
He was treated with stitches and released from a hospital, according to his lawyer.
The judge ordered the jury to return Tuesday morning. The trial resumed without Trail in court.
Authorities say Trail's had a stroke and two heart attacks since his arrest.
Saline County District Judge Vicky Johnson said Trail will be handcuffed for the remainder of the trial when he returns to court.
Trail and 25-year-old Bailey Boswell are charged with first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe. She disappeared after a Tinder date with Boswell in 2017. Her body was found nearly three weeks later. It was cut up and wrapped in trash bags.
Prosecutors say the pair planned Loofe's abduction and killing . Trail's attorney says her death was an accident during a consensual sex fantasy.
Boswell awaits trial.
With the Associated Press