Texas man, 82, charged with killing 65-year-old secret lover in sadomasochistic sex game gone wrong

The man's brutal bedroom beatdown was only discovered around four months later when he had retired and his manager found a confession on his work computer, an affidavit reveals


                            Texas man, 82, charged with killing 65-year-old secret lover in sadomasochistic sex game gone wrong
(Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON, TEXAS: An 82-year-old married man has been charged in Texas with killing his secret male lover during a sadomasochistic sex game gone wrong, court documents reveal. The man, Alan Bischof, was busted for felony aggravated assault after his lover Craig LaMell, 65, died a month after claiming he had been jumped by strangers near his home in Houston. 

The man's brutal bedroom beatdown was only discovered around four months later when he had retired and his manager found a confession on his work, an affidavit reveals. In emails and documents, Bischof detailed out his secret "sexual relationship", his lawyers and court papers show, NY Post reports. Bischof, who has been married for 35 years, had written about how "they engaged in sadomasochistic behavior" and that "LaMell had requested Bischof to assault him." The papers also reveal how Bischof had described his lover as a "helpless baby" during the attack. 

He even had a picture of LaMell which showed him lying on the ground covered in blood with injuries to his face, upper body, and arms. Both Bischof and LaMell had agreed on the "mutual plan" of claiming that there had been a mugging. LaMell however, gave some contradictory reports to his friends and also claimed that he was beaten up by the jealous husband of a woman he had been seeing. Initially, LaMell was discharged from Houston’s Methodist Hospital but died in December last year. 

After being discharged, he had to be readmitted for an emergency surgery for bleeding on the brain. His death was ruled as a homicide from blunt force head trauma. The confessions of Bischof and the incident only came to light on April 29 after he retired from Chevron, around five months after his lover's death. While Bischof was employed, he had signed away any right to privacy on the computer and it was "company policy to monitor soon-to-be terminated employee’s computer activity." A search on Bischof's computer led to the discovery of a document he had titled "Confession."

In the document, Bischof had said that he had planned to commit suicide over the accidental death of LaMell. He had also penned down some suicide notes to his friends and family which were also found on the computer. While talking to the police, Bischof said that "everything in the letter was correct" and that the two had been planning the violent physical beating for "several weeks" before the incident had taken place. 

Bischof was 81 at the time of the assault and told officers that "while the blows were hard, they were not as hard as he could possibly punch someone," documents reveal. Bischof was charged with aggravated assault of a family member due to their relationship. Bischof's attorney, Mike Russo made it clear that the relationship between the two was mutual and "fully consensual."

"He had nothing but love for Craig," Russo revealed before adding that Bischof had called the relationship "a love affair that lasted four years." 

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