After she got out of jail, Amanda Logue came home to her husband in Georgia. She had taken off with a boyfriend and gone to Florida, where a man ended up dead. Logue, a 28-year-old thin, blonde, blue-eyed mother and sex fetish model, was a suspect in his murder. She was the last one to see him alive, as she had been paid to have sex with him and two other people.
On Sunday in Leesburg, Ga., 300 miles north of the mess in Florida, she and her husband went to church. She walked to the altar, crying.
"Please God, save me," she said, according to her friend, Darryl Dobbs, who was there with her. "I want to do right by you."
After that she seemed like a new person, Dobbs said. She prayed and read her Bible. She and her husband reconciled.
"They were the happy family again," Dobbs said.
But the past she left in Florida came to her house Thursday with a warrant for her arrest. Authorities say she crushed a man's skull with a sledge hammer and stabbed him multiple times, after exchanging gleeful text messages with her boyfriend in anticipation of the killing.
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On May 16, a relative found Dennis "Scooter" Abrahamsen dead on a massage table in his house on Sycamore Drive in New Port Richey. The 41-year-old burly biker and tattoo parlor owner hosted a sex party at his house the night before, according to court documents. Blood spatter from the violent attack sprayed the walls and ceiling fan.
Authorities said that while Logue was inside "servicing" Abrahamsen, her boyfriend — Jason Andrews, then 26 — waited outside, both sending text messages to each other. Logue said Abrahamsen was drunk.
Court documents detail the conversation between the couple's BlackBerrys:
Andrews: "Gotcha. Ill try and get comfy. May be here a bit! :)"
Andrews: "I'm so glad you're really commited to this take. Keep eyes for a knife, etc for me!"
Logue said the other couple was getting ready to leave and that she's not giving up.
Andrews: "I know bab. I've got your back. I'm just excited!"
Logue wrote that she wanted to have sex with Andrews "after we kill" Abrahamsen.
Andrews said he was going to get out of the truck soon.
Andrews: "Just get him on his face either bash or tell me to get in and where to go."
Logue: "I'm going to start massage in a min."
She said she couldn't find any knives. She hadn't seen inside Abrahamsen's safe. She was getting him to play music to cover the sound. Andrews said to not rush.
Andrews: "You just get him relaxed and face down... Ill just be waiting.
"Really. Take. Your. Time."
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On May 17, authorities say Andrews spent $409.31 on the dead man's Home Depot credit card. The next day, Andrews and Logue were arrested on charges of stealing $67.97 worth of clothes from Beall's in Largo — despite allegedly taking $6,000 in cash from Abrahamsen's house, along with digital and video cameras and a laptop.
This was the first arrest in Florida for both of them.
At the Pinellas County Jail, a detective questioned Logue about Abrahamsen's murder. She "admitted to being a paid prostitute," records state, and denied having any involvement in the killing — although she admitted to wearing rubber gloves found with the murder weapon in a clothes hamper at Abrahamsen's house. She said he was sleeping on the massage table when she left.
Logue was released from jail shortly after her shoplifting arrest and headed home to Georgia.
Andrews was released May 19. He has not been charged in Abrahamsen's murder, and is not in custody, said Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
When a detective talked with Logue on Wednesday in Georgia, Logue said Andrews killed Abrahamsen after seeing her have sex with him in a hot tub. Logue said after murdering Abrahamsen, Andrews "grabbed the back of her hair then twisted her arm behind her back," court documents state. Logue said Andrews forced her to look at the man's "crushed skull and told her that's what would happen to her if she told anyone."
Logue is charged with first- degree murder and is being extradited to Pasco County, Doll said.
Dobbs, who lives with Logue and her husband in Georgia, said Logue dreamed of being a model. Her bio on model mayhem.com said "I do mostly glam, foot fetish, pantyhose fetish, bondage and bikini or swimwear."
Dobbs said Logue has a 9-year-old daughter from her first marriage.
"She's a sweet person," said Dobbs, 46. He said everything was fine until Andrews came into the picture.
"When the devil pops his head in, we succumb to what the devil wants us to do," Dobbs said.
"And I believe that boy is the devil."
Times researcher Shirl Kennedy contributed to this story. Erin Sullivan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 869-6229.