Friday, July 16, 2010

Murder by BlackBerry

Former St. Petersburg Times and Miami New Times writer Tamara Lush, (left), now a staff writer for the Associated Press, explores the seamy side of the porn industry with a gruesome tale of murder by BlackBerry that runs in newspapers this weekend.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- Jason Andrews was a bisexual Chicago DJ with a British accent, whose chiseled jaw and good looks landed him roles in countless gay porn videos. Amanda Logue was a married, bleach-blond Georgia woman who once owned a lingerie shop, dabbled in prostitution and starred in several X-rated videos herself.

Together, they stabbed and bludgeoned a 41-year-old tattoo shop owner to death with a sledgehammer - and hatched some of their plans in typo- and expletive-laden text messages, Florida detectives said.

"I'm so glad you're really commited to this take. Keep eyes for a knife, etc for me!" Andrews typed on his BlackBerry hours before the slaying, according to a transcript of the messages included in court records.
Read the full story here.

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