A 58-year-old woman from Southfield, Detroit, who shot her lover due to his “bad performance” in bed, has appealed to be released from jail. Oakland County prosecutors are fighting hard to resist the application.
Sadie Bell had already been convicted in April of assault with intent to do great bodily harm after she admitted to shooting her boyfriend, Edward Lee, in the stomach in January of 2013.
Pending her current appeal, she has been granted bond in the amount of $10,000. However, this had not been posted up to last Thursday.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said that Bell admitted that she shot Lee in the stomach following some bad sex, and she had also accused him of cheating on her with another woman.
Walton said to WWJ‘s Sandra McNeil during an interview:
“The underlying facts in this are a little bizarre in that the defendant in this case was having a 15 year affair with the victim, Mr. Lee. She was upset with him after a sexual act that she felt he wasn’t performing adequately and accused him then of having an affair, and then took out a gun and shot him.”
Moreover, Walton said that Bell gave an extremely graphic and personal account to the police for the reasons she shot her lover.
She stated that she knew he was having an affair because he wasn’t producing enough ejaculate. She also told the police some very graphic things about how she expected him to perform. She liked sex and she expected him to be able to do what he’s promised. Because he didn’t meet her expectations she said she was “pissed off” — so she shot him.
The suspect was sentenced to 20 months to 10 years behind bars for the shooting, as well as another gun charge dating back two years. However, when Bell’s attorney filed a motion recently to get his client out on bond, the court granted the appeal.
Walton confirmed that Lee, who suffered wounds to his colon and pancreas, nearly died and was hospitalized for six weeks; he is still recovering from his ordeal.