‘Please don’t take my life,” Boswell states on final hearing day
The death penalty hearing is coming to a close on Friday for Bailey Boswell in Saline County.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The death penalty hearing is coming to a close on Friday for Bailey Boswell in Saline County.
Boswell cried as she read a statement to the three-judge panel.
“My daughter is the most important person in my life, I love her so much. Because of my actions and inactions, we will never spend time together outside of a prison,” said Bailey Boswell. “When she is old enough to understand why I am in prison, she will have to live with the knowledge she was convicted of murder, her friends will believe her mommy is a murderer but I know I can still be there for her in some way. She needs a mommy and I know I can contribute to her life, for my daughter’s sake please don’t take my life.”
Boswell was found guilty of the murder of Sydney Loofe of Lincoln.
A psychiatrist who examined Boswell said she suffers from PTSD and a substance abuse disorder after having abusive relationships.
“Women that are abused are twice as likely than age mates to be sexually abused again before age 21 than non abused age mates,” said Dr. Kirk Newring, psychiatrist.
A state attorney argued Boswell wanted a sugar daddy relationship with Aubrey Trail and chose to take part in the murder of Sydney Loofe.
They submitted texts and decoded letters found in her jail cell between Aubrey Trail and Boswell.
“After finding those two letters, jail staff conducted a search of Ms. Boswell’s cell,” said Eli McBride, FBI agent. “Pages 1 and 2 are a coded letter which has already, in which the manner of which they found this, it was already decoded.”
Now those judges will decide if she gets the death penalty. No word on when that decision would come down.