NEW PORT RICHEY — Jason Andrews was a bisexual Chicago DJ with a British accent, whose chiseled jaw and good looks landed him roles in countless gay porn videos. Amanda Logue was a married, bleach-blond Georgia woman who once owned a lingerie shop, dabbled in prostitution and starred in several X-rated videos herself.
Together, they stabbed and bludgeoned a 41-year-old tattoo shop owner to death with a sledgehammer — and hatched some of their plans in typo- and expletive-laden text messages, Florida detectives said.
“I’m so glad you’re really commited to this take. Keep eyes for a knife, etc for me!” Andrews typed on his BlackBerry hours before the slaying, according to a transcript of the messages included in court records.
Logue replied in a nearly incomprehensible text that she was excited — and she wanted to have sex after they killed him.
Nearly two months after Dennis “Scooter” Abrahamsen was found dead in his Tampa-area home, Logue and Andrews were indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. Logue is being held without bail at Florida’s Pasco County Jail — her attorney didn’t return calls for comment — and Andrews was arrested Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Andrews was arrested by U.S. Marshals and the Chattanooga Police Department.
“I would say he was very surprised. He was very clean cut, broad shoulders, dressed in a suit, not in a suit and tie, but more ‘Miami Vice,’ more of a GQ appearance,” said Paul Salayko, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service.
Police in Florida say the pair killed Abrahamsen in the early morning of May 15 and swiped $6,000 cash, his credit cards and a video camera. Abrahamsen had hired Logue — whose porn name is “Sunny Dae” — to work at a sex party at his house, and police said that’s when Logue and Andrews set him up. They traded dozens of text messages about their homicidal plan, police said.
According to an affidavit, Logue would later deny that she had anything to do with the killing and claim Andrews was the one who bludgeoned Abrahamsen.
“Logue told (the detective) that Andrews grabbed the back of her hair then twisted her arm behind her back. Andrews forced her to view Abrahamsen’s crushed skull and told her that’s what would happen to her if she told anyone.”
Logue and Andrews met on the set of a porn video late last year and fell in love — even though Logue was married to a man in Leesburg, Ga., authorities and friends said.
Andrews’ Chicago friends find it difficult to believe he was involved in the killing. The 27-year-old Andrews was known in that city as DJ Veritas, and his Facebook and MySpace pages feature several video clips of him playing techno music in large clubs.
“He was a really straight up dude,” said Michael Sarkowicz, a Chicago club photographer.
The 28-year-old Logue seemed like a decent person, said Kristen Cameron, a Florida-based model who met her last year. According to several profiles on modeling websites, Logue did bikini and fetish modeling.
“She was professional, prompt and seemed all around normal, well so I thought,” Cameron wrote in an e-mail to the AP. “She was nice to me and was a great model!”
But Cameron’s opinion changed this spring when she saw how Logue acted around Andrews, her new boyfriend.
“Amanda wasn’t the Amanda I knew,” Cameron wrote. “She wouldn’t talk, all she did was text with Jason.”
Andrews, Cameron said, was obnoxious and brash. He often bragged about his military service, of which Cameron was skeptical.
In April and May, according to their Twitter accounts, Logue and Andrews spent several weeks in Florida, shooting porn videos, lolling on the beach and professing their love for each other. Photos on Logue’s Facebook show the pair grinning and hugging.
On May 14, Andrews posted a link to a pornographic photo of Logue and wrote on his Twitter account: “therealsunnydae and I are killing time waiting for a party to find us!”
The next day, detectives said, Abrahamsen hired Logue to have sex on camera during a party at his house. During the party, Logue texted her boyfriend several times, witnesses told investigators.
Text messages retrieved from Andrews’ BlackBerry show the couple discussed vinyl gloves, when other guests would leave Abrahamsen’s home and what was inside a safe.
According to an affidavit, everyone at the party left Abrahamsen’s home around 5 a.m. May 15 — except for Logue. Andrews waited outside in his car, still texting her.
“Just get him on his face either bash or tell me to get in and. Where to go.” Andrews wrote.
“K I’m horny! I’m getting him to play music,” Logue typed.
“Wicked. Ill just be waiting. Really. Take. Your. Time,” Andrews replied.
Abrahamsen was found dead in his house by a family member some 18 hours later, face down on a massage table with blood splattered on the walls and ceiling fan.
At 4:29 p.m. May 16 — less than a day after the murder — Logue wrote on her Twitter account, using Andrews’ Twitter name “Hearveritas:” “Taking it easy with hearveritas! Laying around eating popcorn and watching movies!”
As detectives pieced together the slaying, Logue and Andrews were arrested May 18 in a neighboring county after trying to use Abrahamsen’s credit card at Home Depot.
But officials didn’t have enough evidence to link the pair to the killing, and released them. On May 19, she went home to her husband and child in Georgia.
On May 21, Andrews wrote on his Twitter account in Hebrew: “Amanda please let me know when you are ok, really. My heart can’t take the weight of the fear that I would never see you again.”
It’s unclear whether Logue ever saw Andrews’ plea, or whether she replied to him.
On May 26, she was arrested in Georgia and taken to a Florida jail, where she awaits trial.