Sally Ann, Murder, Lewis Sproxton discussed on Murder Minute
A twenty a year old South Carolina. Man was shot and killed while attempting to protect his mother. During a domestic dispute. Police were called to the home in the city of Anderson South Carolina China near one A.. M. When they arrived they found twenty year old. Landis cosby with gunshot wound to his chest police and ems tried to revive the a young man on the scene but their efforts were unsuccessful. Police say that four people in the home witnessed the shooting including a six-year-old child. His mother's boyfriend forty year old Rashard Smith was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He's being held without bond as he awaits his first court appearance. Those were your true crime headlines The next step the murder of sally and Bowmen but first a quick break. Welcome back to murder the minute today. The Story Sally and Bowman's murder Sally on Bowman was living the dream of many young women by her eighteenth birthday way she'd attended Brit school ever stages British Performing Arts and Technology Institute in Croydon England. The same school amy Wine House and Katie Malloch attended the youngest of four girls. She fit the baby of the family. archetype asserted by psychologists pretty well. She was highly social social confidence creative and keen on being the center of attention. She loved dancing singing and entertaining supporting these passions. With part time work work as a hairdresser and barmaid she was also an up and coming model having become the face of swatch watches and drawing comparisons to supermodel title Kate Moss for the entertainment industry. It seems she had it all talents. Glamorous looks drive and that it factor that can really make a career. sally-anne would have loved to hit the big time and many believed. She was well on her way instead. Her bright light went out forever. You're on September twenty fifth two thousand five the evening before less than two weeks. After her eighteenth birthday she was eager to take her a passport out for the first time to prove age and legally buy a drink years later her mother. Linda told the sun that she remembers that night. As though it were yesterday your day. sally-anne sat eating chips. She said wearing a pink gown and slippers and asked her sister Danielle for a ride to a club in Croydon before they left. Salient stood in the doorway looking back she said thanks for having me here. Mom You don't have to think me I'm your mother. Linda replied sally-anne reached the front sidewalk. She called back to her mom that she loved her. That almost seems like a for telling scene from a movie. Now the kind of makes you wonder if two characters we'll see each other again. Linda told her daughter she loved her too and reminded her to call home. Should she need a ride later. She would wait and wait for that. Call after leaving her mom's House Sally and spent the next few hours clubbing with friends. Threatens at one point meeting up with another one of her sisters Nicole sometime after midnight. She called her boyfriend of two years. Lewis SPROXTON and who was out with friends to. She asked him to pick her up and drive her to her place something. He was far from pleased with the couple. Had A history spats and repeated breakup and make-up's not an uncommon pattern teenage romances. That night they leaned. Toward the break-up upside Lewis did as she requested though leaving his friends to pick her up all the way to Sally Ann's apartment they argued. They were both jealous of the other and suspected infidelities parked outside the building. The fight carried on for close to ours once they had both both had enough she stepped out of the car and stormed off twitter. Place Louis sped away minutes later. Someone grabs sally-anne and plunged a knife into her body. Neighbors heard screams but chuck them up to a common dispute or sounds from. Fox's that were prevalent in that area at night. They looked out their windows. Noting nothing suspicious but the attack was far from over. The man kept on stabbing an biting the young woman before raping her lifeless body several hours later just after dawn. A passer-by spotted her remains and called for help. Police arrived to a scene so horrific they decided to take polaroid's to show neighbors for identification purposes rather than having them look at the scene straight on without hesitation neighbors named the slain woman as Sally. Anne Bowman the aspiring model and singer. The daughter sister and friend soon after Linda Bowman opened her front door to find police. Officer Stuart Cundy standing on her steps. Did she have a daughter named sally-anne her I thought was. What have they done now? She later told Scottish TV presenter. Christine uh she knew sally-anne had been out having fun with our POWs and sisters if only it were a matter of simple mischief. Cundy didn't waste any Time staying true to his commitment to be front and transparent with loved ones of the deceased their daughter had been stabbed to death. Authorities described the knife attack is controlled but frenzied and one that created some of the most awful defense wounds. They had seen all made worse by the horrific indignities of postmortem rape the patch of sidewalk were sally-anne took her last breaths soon filled with flowers including a wreath from her grandmother. Other olive with a note that read for our beautiful granddaughter. She will always be in our hearts once. The investigation began. Sally Ann's family only made a public appeal for help in solving the case leads poured in providing detectives with fifty names and one hundred fifty phone calls with tips to consider. TV footage. showed the young model chatting with friends at a bar a few hours before the attack which was estimated to have occurred between four fifteen for twenty that morning just after her boyfriend Lewis sped away as is typical with murder cases. Romantic partners are often a suspect. And and the first to be questioned. There's even a term for the murder of a girlfriend or wife exor aside and a US Department of Justice Studies show that eighty. Three three percent of spouse murderers are men. When police approached Louis the day after the murder he assumed it had to do with the argument? He and Sally Ann had the previous night. It wouldn't have been the first time. Authorities were made aware of their bickering but was his jealousy a motive absolutely not according according to him through four straight days of questioning Lewis never shifted from his claim that he had nothing to do with the attack. The relationship Asian. She wasn't perfect. He said but they cared about each other deeply. After a quarrel. He expected that they would soon things and carry on as usual. When DNA analysis showed that the semen discovered in Salomon's body belong to someone other than Lewis he was removed as a suspect from there? The case went cold for nine months. Sally Ann's Family Having to not only grieve but wonder who had been responsible for the murder aware that that the killer remained free living his life while they're beloved was stolen then on June fifteenth. Two thousand six a thirty six year old man. The Mark Dixie got into a brawl after watching England play in the World Cup on TV at a pub by this time taking DNA samples for minor offenses was standard as police questioned. dixie about the bar fights. The man broke into tears which seemed odd until his DNA sample came up as a perfect match with a sample salience case. He was promptly arrested and charged with her rape and murder his coworkers at pub where he worked as a chef were stunned to hear his crimes and sadistic history. According to the Sun Dixie had three children and girlfriend who described him as the life of the Party when he was taking drugs but dramatic mood swings often followed. Because dixie refused to admit to the murder. Sally Ann's family had to endure trial hearing painstaking details of the assault. dixie ended up admitting to and detailing how he had raped Sally Ann's corpse corpse which prompted her mother to flee the courtroom tears. He also fantasized about a sex killing earlier on and masturbated over newspaper images of sally-anne. Uh He filmed this act and the video was used as evidence against him. If only someone had found that film learned his obsessions sooner. It's difficult to say whether Dixie felt compelled to murder the young woman or if he killed primarily to feed his perceived need to have sex with corpses. which would be considered? Did Philip homicide while. NECROPHILIA is associated.