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'Snapped' TV show to feature Pasco sex party slaying

Amanda Logue, 28, posted this picture of her and boyfriend Jason Andrews, now 27, on her Twitter account, @therealsunnydae, on May 14, two days before Dennis Abrahamsen was found dead. Logue and Andrews have been charged with murder.

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Amanda Logue, 28, posted this picture of her and boyfriend Jason Andrews, now 27, on her Twitter account, @therealsunnydae, on May 14, two days before Dennis Abrahamsen was found dead. Logue and Andrews have been charged with murder.

NEW PORT RICHEY — A pair of adult film actors who killed a local tattoo parlor owner in 2010 will be featured this weekend on Snapped: Killer Couples, a true-crime television show.

Jason Andrews and Amanda Logue — a fetish model and porn star who used the name Sunny Dae — both pleaded guilty last year to murdering Dennis "Scooter" Abrahamsen, a 41-year-old biker who ran a tattoo parlor on State Road 52.

Logue, then 28, was hired as a prostitute for a sex party at Abrahamsen's house that continued nearly till dawn May 15, 2010. Records showed she exchanged a flurry of text messages plotting the murder with her boyfriend Andrews, who waited outside the home until the right time to strike.

"You just get him relaxed and face down... Ill just be waiting," Andrews wrote in one text message. "Really. Take. Your. Time."

Abrahamsen was found dead by a relative the next day on a massage table in his home at 8250 Sycamore Drive. He had been bludgeoned with a sledgehammer and stabbed multiple times in the back.

Authorities say the couple stole $6,000 in cash from Abrahamsen's house, along with cameras and a laptop. Deputies arrested Logue later that month in Georgia. U.S. Marshals found Andrews, then a 27-year-old DJ and adult film actor, two months later in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he just began a job at an upscale cigar bar.

Snapped: Killer Couples, produced by Oxygen Media, features couples who commit heinous crimes. Stories are told using dramatic re-creations and firsthand accounts. Each episode delves into a couple's romance, their relationship and what drove them to commit the crime.

Several detectives from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office will be featured in the nationally syndicated television show, which airs at 10 p.m. Sunday on the Oxygen cable network. Detectives William Lindsey, James Gariepy and Daniel Toner, who focus on major crimes, and their supervisor, Sgt. James Sessa, are expected to appear.

None of the detectives has yet seen the episode in its entirety. They said they hope the network will portray the murder truthfully, without much dramatization.

"We hope that you are factual in your representation of what happened," sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said he told producers. "We expressed this quite strongly."

The detectives gathered Friday outside the Sheriff's Office and recounted the investigation to reporters. The nature of the crime, they agreed, was one made for TV. They knew this while they were working the case.

"It wasn't a surprise," Sessa said of producers picking the case for a show. "This is something that was attractive to the public. I would not classify this as the worst (homicide case), but I would classify it in the top 10 that I had to deal with."

Lindsey agreed. "It's a great story," he said, particularly because of Logue's background. She left her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Georgia while she went across the country with Andrews, shooting pornographic films and ultimately slaying Abrahamsen in his own house.

"How does a housewife turn into this monster?" Lindsey said. "A writer couldn't come up with that idea."

'Snapped' TV show to feature Pasco sex party slaying 03/08/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 8, 2013 7:28pm]
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