Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Suspect in sex party slaying arrives in Pasco




Suspect in sex party slaying arrives in Pasco

The second suspect in the Pasco sex party slaying case arrived Tuesday at the Land O'Lakes jail after being extradited from Tennessee. Authorities say Jason Andrews, a 27-year-old DJ and adult film star, orchestrated the attack with his girlfriend Amanda Logue, 28, a porn star who had been hired to perform at the sex party. Dennis "Scooter" Abrahamsen, a 41-year-old biker who ran a tattoo parlor on State Road 52, was found dead May 16. He had been bludgeoned with a sledgehammer and stabbed multiple times in the back. Logue was arrested a few weeks later at her Georgia home, but Andrews fled to Tennessee, where he was arrested last week. The two are being held at the Land O'Lakes jail without bail on charges of first-degree murder.


School won't be used in Sink ad

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink had hoped to film a campaign ad inside Gulf Middle School. She wanted to do it on a weekend, when no one else was in the school. She offered to pay a rental fee. But the Pasco School Board would have none of it. Without knowing which candidate had asked to use its school, the board unanimously rejected Sink's request this week. "I personally don't think the board ought to approve this one. I don't want to set a precedent where we become a backdrop for campaigns of any kind," board member Joanne Hurley said. Superintendent Heather Fiorentino told the board that the district had opened schools during non-student hours for U.S. Reps. Ginny Brown-Waite and Gus Bilirakis. But those were for presentations on public matters, such as veterans benefits and student loans, and not for campaign activities. "It was being utilized for our citizens," said Fiorentino, who backed the board's position. "That is the difference."


Animal shelter will stay open later

Aiming to make the shelter more accessible to working people, Pasco County Animal Services announced extended hours on Thursdays starting Aug. 12. The shelter at 19640 Dogpatch Lane will be open from noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. It will keep its regular hours of noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The shelter will be closed Sundays and Mondays starting Aug. 8. Customer service and field service hours remain unchanged: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours field services are for emergencies only. For information, visit or call (813) 929-1212, (727) 834-3216 or (352) 521-5194.

Suspect in sex party slaying arrives in Pasco 07/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:02pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Video: Rays Souza on that oh-so-bad dive, and reaction from Twins fans


    What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking when he made that oh-so-bad dive for a ball in the seventh inning Friday? Well, we'll let him tell you ...

  2. What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking on that comically bad dive?


    What could Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. been thinking in the seventh inning Friday when he dove for a ball and came up yards short?

    Actually, he insisted after all the laughing, teasing and standing ovation from the Twins fans was done, it was a matter of self-preservation.

  3. Judge tosses life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo


    McLEAN, Va. — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

    A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper shooter Lee Boyd Malvo. [Associated Press, 2004]
  4. Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's national security adviser, dies


    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89.

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, participates in Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on March 5, 2009, in Washington, D.C. [Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images]
  5. USF eliminated by UCF in AAC baseball; Florida, FSU, Miami win


    CLEARWATER — Roughly 16 hours after a ninth-inning collapse against East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference's double-elimination baseball tournament, USF returned to Spectrum Field presumably set for a reboot.

    It simply got booted instead.

    ’NOLES win: Tyler Holton gets a hug from Drew Carlton after his strong eight innings help Florida State beat Louisville.