Nashville man charged in strangulation of woman

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:16pm
Staff reports

A Nashville man has been charged with criminal homicide after a woman died of strangulation during a consensual sexual act.

Michael Lewellen, 47, is being held on a $1 million bond after 26-year-old Ashley Lee died Thursday morning with a rubber cord tied around her neck. Lewellen told police the two were engaged in a consensual sexual act involving the cord, and that he left the room to answer his phone. He was gone only briefly, he said, but when he returned, he found Lee dead. 

The two were at Lewellen's Rio Vista Drive apartment Thursday morning when Lee died. 

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3 Comments on this post:

By: Cookie47 on 4/30/10 at 1:09



By: free thinker on 4/30/10 at 2:38

Moral of Story: don't answer the phone, finish the job.

By: courier37027 on 10/26/10 at 8:26

A 47 year old tapping that 26 year young stuff, nice. Dude, no phone call is that important.