Three people involved in a sadistic s3x ring were convicted of murdering a Marine’s wife after she refused to take part in rough s3x.
The body of Brittany Killgore, 22, was naked and strangled when it was found dumped near a Southern California lake.
Louis Ray Perez, 49, Dorothy Maraglino, 40, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 28, face life in prison without parole at the end of the six-week trial in which jurors heard how they slaughtered the military wife after she wouldn’t participate in “sadomasochistic s3xual activity.”
Killgore vanished shortly after she filed for divorce from her then 22-year-old husband Lance Cpl. Cory Killgore. He was stationed in Afghanistan at the time of the murder and was not a suspect.
The young Marine wife had newly befriended Perez, also a Marine, who became an “unwilling participant” in a bondage session that included cutting and restraints, court documents show.
She was last seen after agreeing to go on a dinner cruise with Perez in exchange for his help moving her belongings from her apartment.
Prosecutors had said she sent out a panicked “help” text to an unidentified friend shortly before she disappeared.
Perez, a 16-year veteran and bondage aficionado, had “boasted” on alternative s3x websites of a sadomasochism session he was planning that weekend, according to police warrants.
Investigators say he killed Killgore after she refused to participate in his plans and then called Maraglino and Lopez to join him.
The threesome had all pleaded not guilty to murder, torture and conspiracy charges.
Perez put his head in his hands as his guilty verdicts were read out until he was led out of the courtroom, Fox 5 San Diego reported.
The three were convicted on all 15 counts except for conspiracy of kidnapping. They’re set to be sentenced next month.
Culled from NY Daily News