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Man pleads guilty, gets six years jail for choking girl to death in the middle of a sex game

Bruce and Chloe met each other one drunken night and decided to go to Mark Bruce's house where the sex didn't end well.
UPDATED DEC 21, 2019
Mark Bruce (Scotland Police)
Mark Bruce (Scotland Police)

32-year-old Mark Bruce choked 20-year-old Chloe Miazek to death while they were in the middle of a sex game. He has now been sentenced to six years behind bars. Bruce met the young student while they were both at a bus stop in Aberdeen early morning on November 3, 2017.

Miazek, who is from Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, was out having a good time with friends in the city. She had been thrown out of a club for being too drunk at some point that night. She then proceeded to walk to a bus stop nearby where she met Bruce, who was also inebriated. He had gone to the bus stop just a few moments after Miazek from a pub that was nearby.

They both started talking and then decided to go back to his apartment. The Aberdeen High Court heard that the two of them had a "shared interest" in "erotic asphyxiation". Just moments after Bruce started choking Miazek, though, she died.

Hours after the incident occurred, Bruce was captured on a CCTV camera leaving his apartment and wandering the streets for more than an hour. He then went straight to the Rosemount Police Station, buzzed an intercom there and said: "I've done something terrible.

When an officer who answered asked him to specify what he did, Bruce reportedly said: "I've killed someone. There's a female in my bed." A medical examination was performed later on and Bruce told the doctor that the pair had engaged in sexual intercourse at around 3:30 that morning.

The man had initially faced a charge of murder but it was changed to a charge of culpable homicide after he pleaded guilty to the crime. He was sentenced to six years in prison on April 5.

After the sentencing was over, Miazek's family made a statement which read: "No matter the outcome today or what has been said in court, Chloe - our beautiful daughter - was a young girl in the prime of her life who did not deserve to die."

"She was thoughtful, caring and intelligent and was loved dearly by her entire family and many friends. Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare, but it's a reality we now face. We will always remember Chloe for the loving girl she was and will forever try to keep that memory alive."

At the time that Miazek was killed, she was studying psychology and was also working as a waitress.

Detective Inspector Gary Winter said: "Chloe’s family have faced a living nightmare no family should ever have to suffer. [She] was a bright young woman with her whole life ahead of her — a life that was cruelly cut short that night."