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Massachusetts dominatrix acquitted


“Mistress Lauren M” walks away from a manslaughter charge; prosecutor Robert Nelson put on gear in order to re-enact the deadly bondage session during the trial.

She got off (uh huh huh, Beavis, you said “got off”). Do you think we will see outrage from Concerned Women for America about this? Maybe a pithy quote from Daddy Dobson? Yawn. It looks like there was some seriously bad police work in this case.

A dominatrix was acquitted of manslaughter Monday in the death of a man who prosecutors say suffered a heart attack while strapped to a replica of a medieval rack.

Barbara Asher, a 56-year-old woman who called herself Mistress Lauren M, was also cleared of dismembering the man’s corpse to conceal the death. Prosecutors said that 53-year-old Michael Lord suffered a heart attack in 2000 during a bondage session in a "dungeon" in Asher’s condominium.

Asher was accused of doing nothing to help him for five minutes, fearing authorities would discover her business. Asher had her boyfriend chop up the body of the 275-pound retired telephone company worker, and they dumped it behind a restaurant in Maine, prosecutors said.

His remains have not been found. Prosecutors said Asher confessed to police, but the alleged confession was not taped. Investigators testified they did not save their notes.

Hat tip Holly.

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