Massachusetts man, key witness in the upcoming murder trial of his girlfriend, won’t talk about his or she defecatory sexual behaviors — even though he has previously spoken to police about it.
Julia Enright, 24, a reputed dominatrix is being accused of killing Brandon Chicklis (20 years old) on June 23. 2018.
The prosecution’s main case concerns the replacement of the carpet in the treehouse that was believed to be the scene of the victim’s death. John Lind, Enright’s boyfriend told police that the carpet had been replaced recently after a sex incident between them.
An article published in May 2019 by the Worcester, Mass. Telegram & Gazette notes:
John Lind, Ms. Enright’s boyfriend, told police that he and Ms. Enright spent time in the treehouse in recent months. According to the affidavit [by Matthew Prescott, State Trooper] According to the affidavit, Mr. Lind said that he had defecated inside the tree house during his sexual activity with Ms. Enright.
Investigators believe that a receipt from Home Depot for replacement carpeting indicates that the replacement was bought on June 26, 2018.
Prescott stated in the court document that “the video and transaction data were obtained from Home Depot” and that it showed Julia Enright buying the carpeting. “She seemed to be alone.”
Chicklis was reported missing on the following day. He was last seen alive June 23, 2018. Chicklis’ car was discovered parked in a New Hampshire supermarket on June 29, 2018. The corpse of the deceased was found wrapped in blankets and trash bags on July 10, 2018.
Lind was not charged in the case. Prosecutors claim that Enright lured her victim into the treehouse to satisfy her “insatiable curiosity about killing a person” (a contested journal entry).
On Monday, Lind stated that he planned to plead the Fifth Amendment regarding his relationship with Enright. He also said that he would only answer questions related to his education and work if called as a witness.
According to the Telegram & Gazette, Terry J. McLaughlin, Worcester Assistant District Attorney, read a long list of questions he wanted to ask Lind during trial. The court decided that Lind could legitimately avoid most areas of questioning if he exercised his right to self-incrimination.
However, Lind’s testimony is not being relied upon by the prosecution. They claim they have other physical evidence, such as DNA matches for Chicklis through blood from Enright’s treehouse or the back of Enright’s car.
Enright’s defense tried to suppress evidence that the accused had “deviant” sexual proclivities earlier this month.
Other sexual practices that the defendant may have engaged in include blood sampling and collecting used condoms, as well as cutting and bloodplay and BDSM. Prosecutors claim that Enright also collected organs from animals, deliberately decayed them to make art, and that she got pregnant in order to get the bones of a foetus. The play for the fetus was said to have been made possible by Enright trying to “bribe” a Planned Parenthood employee.
“If jurors hear this stuff they’re going right away to think, ‘She is a strangeo, she can do anything,'” attorney Louis M. Badwey argued in front of the court. He argued that the court should not include such evidence, including journal entries.
Prosecutors claim that the evidence supports the prosecution’s assertions about the way the victim was killed and the circumstances in which he was found.
Evidentiary hearings continue apace, and Worcester Superior Court Judge Daniel M. Wrenn still has not ruled on what jurors will be hearing about Enright’s alleged panoply fetishes.