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Pillow Talk: Post-Sex Confessions Can Sink Your Perfect Murder

09 Jan

Pillow talk can undo your perfect murder. Seems that folks like to confess, or at least tell secrets, after sex. Researchers blame it on Oxytocin—the “love hormone.” Funny, I don’t remember it being called that in med school. Regardless, it just might lower inhibitions and make folks gabby.

 

Pegye Bechler

Pegye Bechler

 

An example can be found in the famous 1997 Pegye Bechler murder here in Orange County, CA. Husband Eric apparently decided to kill his wife and make it look like a boating fatality. His story: he was on a bodyboard, Pegye towing him behind their boat, when a rogue wave knocked him off the board. When he surfaced, the boat was going in circles with no Pegye in sight. The wave had knocked her off the boat and she had drowned. Two problems: Pegye was an excellent swimmer and the water was dead calm that day.

 

Eric Bechler

Eric Bechler

 

Still, even though the police doubted Eric’s story, they had no witnesses, no body, and no real evidence. Eric walked. For a while anyway. He then got a new girlfriend, model and Baywatch actress, Tina New. Seems that one evening after a round of sex and a dose of Ecstasy, Eric confessed to Tina, saying he had killed Pegye with a dumbbell and dumped her body in Newport Bay. At first she dismissed his story but later decided to go to the police. A sting was arranged and she managed to record his confession. Eric was ultimately convicted and given a life sentence.

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2 responses to “Pillow Talk: Post-Sex Confessions Can Sink Your Perfect Murder

  1. SleepyDragon1320

    January 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Reblogged this on Sleepy Book Dragon and commented:
    Certainly one way to get caught!

     
  2. Cheryl B. Dale

    January 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Makes you wonder about some of these criminals, doesn’t it? Maybe they want to be caught? Maybe they want to brag a little?

     

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