Man Admits Sex With Slain Model

British murder defendant invokes necrophilia as defense
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2008 3:00 PM CST
Man Admits Sex With Slain Model
An order of service card is held by a mourner after the funeral of murdered model Sally Anne Bowman on November 4, 2005 in Croydon, England. The 18-year-old was stabbed and sexually assuaulted outside her home on September 25, 2005. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)   (Getty Images)

A British man on trial for the murder of an 18-year-old model admits that he had sex with her corpse but denies killing her. Mark Dixie says he was high and drunk when he found Sally Anne Bowman’s body and took "advantage of the situation," the prosecutor said today at the Old Bailey, adding, “That, astonishingly, is his defense.”

Dixie's DNA, bloody fingerprints, and bite marks were found on Bowman’s body after she was stabbed to death in front of her home, the Telegraph reports. “This was not a motiveless attack but was motivated by sex,” the prosecutor said. He said that after Dixie was arrested, he asked investigators." I must be mental to do something like that, eh?" (More murder stories.)

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