NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.—In a deal that will spare his life, 28-year-old adult performer Jason Andrews pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Wednesday and will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in a brutal slaying that took place in May 2010. Andrews and his alleged accomplice and fellow adult performer, Amanda Logue, were both charged with the bludgeoning and stabbing death of Dennis "Scooter" Abrahamsen, a 41-year-old tattoo shop owner who was killed in his Hudson, Florida home following a sex party with Logue and another couple.
As AVN has , Logue, 30, performed under the noms de porn Sunny Dae and Mandy Kaye, and Andrews, who appeared as a gay-for-pay model at SeanCody.com in 2008, performed in both gay and straight productions under the name Addison. According to one website owner, the pair met in 2009 when they shot a scene together for ForbiddenGem.com.
The killing was notable for its brutality and the callousness with which the killers planned and executed the crime, including exchanging lurid text messages in the hours leading up to the attack. Logue had been hired by Abrahamson to have sex with him on camera during the party.
A sheriff’s report said that about $6,000 had been taken from Abrahamsen's home, along with a laptop computer, a video camera, a digital camera and a Home Depot credit card, which was used by the couple and resulted in their arrest in May 2010 as detectives were still trying to piece together the facts surrounding the slaying. Officials did not have enough evidence at that time to link the pair to the murder and were forced to release them.
Logue went home to her husband and child in Georgia, where she was subsequently arrested on May 26, and admitted to having had a role in the killing. But she also claimed that Andrews was responsible for the actual murder, saying he had entered Abrahamsen’s home after the other couple at the party had left but while she was still there.
Andrews, who had fled to Tennessee, was arrested that July by U.S. Marshals and the Chattanooga Police Department, who tracked him down to an upscale pool hall and cigar lounge where he had taken a job as a manager a few weeks earlier.
Assistant State Attorney Mike Halkitis told the that Andrews' lawyer had approached prosecutors with the plea deal in the hopes that his client's life would be spared. Logue also is facing first-degree murder charges and will be tried in May.