WILLIMANTIC, Connecticut — This takes morbid to a new level.
A Connecticut man pleaded guilty to having sex with his girlfriend after she had died of an overdose with the hope that it would help revive her.
Aaron Graser, 39, called cops in January to say his girlfriend was unresponsive. When paramedics arrived, they found needles and heroin near her body and were unable to to resuscitate her.
But officers noticed that woman had ligature marks around her wrists and ankles and began to question Graser. He admitted he found his girlfriend hunched on the bed with drugs paraphernalia on her lap.
“Aaron stated that he laid the victim down the bed and he rubbed her sternum,” according to a warrant for his arrest quoted by the Hartford Courant. “Aaron stated he listened to see if the victim was breathing and he heard gurgling. Aaron stated he knew the victim hated having sex with him so he figured that the victim might wake up if he had sex with her.”
He then admitted that he tied the woman’s ankles and wrists to bedposts “because it was a fetish of his.” When he was done, he untied her, put her pants on and called a neighbor, who is a former paramedic. The neighbor later told cops she believed the woman had been dead for a couple of hours.
An autopsy later determined she had been dead when Graser had sex with her as the ligature marks were a sign that her blood had already stopped flowing when her hands and feet were tied. The cause of death was an overdose from a mix of fentanyl and heroin.
Graser was initially charged with second-degree sexual assault, but pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of fourth-degree sexual assault of a corpse and sentenced to a year in jail.