The 14th day of the Bailey Boswell Murder Trial is underway at the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington.
The state rested it’s case at 10:15 am after calling FBI Special Agent Mike Maseth to the stand to go over phone call data before and after Sydney Loofe’s disappearance.
Maseth went through video of Aubrey Trail and Boswell at a hotel near the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The jury also heard a phone conversation between Lincoln Police Department Investigator Cameron Cleland and Boswell. Cleland was trying to get information from her that would help in the search for Loofe.
The defense presented its case and closing arguments were also heard.
Special Prosecute Mike Guinan stepped the jury through multiple scenarios as he delivered a two hour closing. Guinan said that Boswell prepared for her Nov. 15, 2017 date with Loofe by buying bleach and large trash bags. He also says Boswell and Trail purchased a hack saw, extra blades and tin snips at Home Depot that day.
Last week, a forensic pathologist indicated similar tools were likely used to dismember Loofe. Guinan told jury members that after reviewing all the evidence they must return guilty verdicts on all three counts.
Prior to the closing arguments, Defense Attorney Todd Lancaster made a motion to dismiss the charges claiming the state hasn’t proven Boswell murdered Loofe as the evidence points toward Trail who has already been convicted and awaits sentencing.
After a break, Lancaster focused his closing arguments on the power and influence Trail had over Boswell in carrying out the murder of Sydney Loofe. Lancaster says Trail was the one initiating violence and keeping Boswell in line to carry out the murder of Loofe, suggesting Boswell was intimidated into participating in the murder with Trail.
Prosecutor Guinan in his rebuttal said it was not that way. He said Boswell took a lead role and she stayed with him throughout the ordeal after other women moved on. Guinan said Boswell is the beginning of this and without her there wouldn’t have been a victim.
The jury was excused for the day and will return Wednesday to begin deliberation.