A suburban Detroit woman was convinced that her longtime lover had cheated on her because he produced a smaller sperm release than normal during their latest sexual encounter. So she shot him.
Sadie Bell of Southfield, Mich., was convicted of shooting her long-time lover in the stomach after a disappointing sexual encounter has been released from jail while appealing the verdict.
The decision was handed down by the Oakland County (Mich.) Circuit Court after Bell was convicted of intent to do great bodily harm less than murder as well as a felony firearms charge in mid-April. She is expected to appeal and was granted a $10,000 cash or surety bond, says the Oakland Press.
The court sentenced Bell to 10 years in prison for the 2013 shooting of Edward Lee, with whom she was having a 15-year affair. Bell accused Lee of cheating because of what she considered an inadequate ejaculation after sexual intercourse.
Bell, a licensed gun owner, was also sentenced to two years in prison for the firearms conviction. She did not testify in the six-day trial in which she claimed self-defense, according to court documents.
Prosecutors not surprised to learn the case would likely be appealed, but he did consider the bond amount “ironic,” noting it is much lower than the $25,000 bond Bell was initially given while awaiting trial.
“You have a woman who has shown she has a habit of acting out in a violent manner,” he said. “She’s a danger to the public and she should be held accountable for her actions.”
Walton is confident an appeals court would uphold Bell’s convictions.
“There weren’t any unique circumstances,” Walton told the newspaper. “This case was very straightforward. We’re confident we will be confirmed.”
Prosecutors expect the appeals process to take place in the very near future and they have filed an appeal in an effort to get Bell’s bond revoked.
Meanwhile, Lee had some expelling to do with his wife. He’s married. When Lee was initially shot by Bell, he lied and told his boss that a carjacker shot him, but apparently the story did not hold up to scrutiny.
Adding intrigue to this case is the fact that Bell has a history of shooting her lovers. Bell was arrested in the 1991 shooting of her husband, but she escaped conviction because her spouse refused to testify then. He also declined offers to provide testimony in this latest case as well.