Jurors watch video of Boswell, Trail buying saw and dropcloths before Loofe’s slaying | Crime-and-courts

Cristopher Centers

Bailey Boswell listens to testimony in court Monday at the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska. Lincoln police investigator Robert Hurley, left, testifies Monday about cellphone data that he used to track […]

Jurors at Bailey Boswell’s murder trial got to view surveillance video Monday of Boswell and her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, purchasing several items just before, and after, her date with Lincoln store clerk Sydney Loofe, whose dismembered remains were found weeks later.

Among the purchases just before the date on Nov. 15, 2017: a hacksaw, hacksaw blades, a pair of tinsnips, plastic dropcloths and a utility knife, as well as a Gerber knife that a store manager testified is used to saw deer bones.



Sydney Loofe mug

Sydney Loofe


The next day, after Loofe was first suspected to have disappeared, Boswell was pictured buying bleach, trash bags and a plastic garbage can from a grocery store in Wilber, about 35 miles southeast of Lincoln. Later that day, she bought Drano, a plumbing chemical, at a Dollar General.

As the videos were shown, Boswell, 26, leaned across the defense table to get a better look at the monitor displaying the pictures.

There was little sound in the courtroom as the videos were shown. Testimony in the trial entered its second week on Monday and is expected to continue into next week.

Boswell, a native of Leon, Iowa, is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains in the death and dismemberment of Loofe, a Menards clerk who disappeared after a date that had been arranged via the dating app Tinder.

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