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Drugged Out Chef Had Fun Time With Corpse

February 21st 2008 09:01
The Victim
LONDON (Reuters) - A chef accused of murdering teenage model Sally Anne Bowman said on Tuesday he had sex with her corpse while high on drink and drugs but did not murder her.


Mark Dixie, 37, said he stumbled across the teenager's body lying between a van and a skip in the street after he went out to buy cocaine in the early hours.

Giving evidence at his Old Bailey trial, Dixie said he felt "worse for wear" after a drug and alcohol binge and did not immediately realise she was dead.

"I took full advantage of someone and I shouldn't have," he told the jury. "I thought she had passed out through drink or fallen over."

He told defence barrister Anthony Glass that he had not noticed the pool of blood around the 18-year-old's body.

Dixie said he had just been on a four-day drugs and alcohol binge during which he took cocaine and cannabis and drank wine, beer and whisky.

He described himself as the "life and soul of the party" with a large appetite for drugs.

"I am like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to cocaine. I always need more," he said.

After realising that Bowman was dead, Dixie said he panicked and ran to his flat. He smoked cannabis to try to calm down, slept for a few hours and went out drinking.

Bowman, who was working as a hairdresser and part-time model at the time of her death, was stabbed outside her Croydon home in September 2005.


Earlier in the trial, prosecutor Brian Altman said Dixie murdered her for his own sexual gratification and then concocted a "ludicrous" defence "borne out of desperation".

Dixie denies murder. The trial continues.

I think Dixie is telling the truth. With all the junk he's been taking, it's not really a surprise that he didn't notice that he was sexing a corpse. So kids, say no to drugs or you might end up copulating with a dead body.

via Reuters
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Comment by Dianna G

February 21st 2008 15:46
*Falls over laughing*

That's beautiful. Yep. DON'T DO DRUGS. Much.

Especially not coke. And don't do dead bodies either... *tears in eyes from laughter* Poor guy... I gotta say, it's so ridiculous it must be true. -.-

Comment by dementia

February 21st 2008 19:14
lol. don't do dead bodies!

Comment by Bryn

February 22nd 2008 01:27
I want a tee shirt that says "Sexing the Corpse" ... sounds like a punk goth industrial band.

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