Nebraska woman avoids death penalty for murder of store clerk | KLBK | KAMC

Bailey Boswell walks out of the courtroom after being sentenced to life without parole for the 2017 murder of Sydney Loofe on Monday, November 8, 2021 in Wilber, Neb. (Justin Wan / Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

WILBER, Neb. (AP) – A woman convicted of murder for her role in the death and dismemberment of a Nebraska hardware clerk has been sentenced to life in prison.

A three-judge panel on Monday convicted Bailey Boswell, 27, of his role in the 2017 death and dismemberment of Nebraska hardware store worker Sidney Loofe.

Boswell had faced the prospect of being the first woman in state history to be sentenced to death.

Prosecutors say Boswell and her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, 55, planned to kill someone before Boswell met Loofe, 24, on the dating app Tinder and pulled him to them.

Loofe, a cashier at a Menards store in Lincoln, was strangled and her dismembered body parts were later found in garbage bags.