Mark Andrew Rice had September 15, 2009 go from celebration, to kinky, to misery in short order.
Rice had asked his girlfriend, Natasha Carpenter to marry him. Carpenter, a prostitute, was a girl he met at a truck stop in Texas. They fell in love after encounters during his trucking career. After accepting the proposal, sex games were next on the to-do list, and for this couple it included bondage. Rice talked Carpenter to allow him to tie her arms behind her and place a gag in her mouth (nothing says love like a little S&M) as part of acting out his fantasy.
Somehow, not completely clear, Carpenter died and Rice’s reaction was to go on a meth binge and drove the body in his truck from California to Mississippi.
Once there he climbed into his truck, with Carpenter’s body in the back, and set the 18 wheeler on fire, hoping to kill himself and, I guess, double kill his girlfriend. He was pulled from the burning semi and survived the incident.
He pled guilty to arson, desecrating a corpse and was sentenced to six years in prison.
- Man gets 6 years in bondage sex, burned body case (sfgate.com)