Wednesday was the fourth day of an expected four-week trial of Boswell, 26. She is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of a body in the death and dismemberment of Loofe, whom she met via Tinder, an internet dating app.
Trail, Boswell’s 53-year-old boyfriend, was found guilty of first-degree murder and other crimes a year ago by a jury in Wilber. He will find out in December if he will be sentenced to death or life in prison. Boswell’s trial was moved to the central Nebraska city of Lexington because of extensive publicity about the case. She also faces the possibility of a death sentence. If found guilty and sentenced to death, Boswell would become the first woman sent to Nebraska’s death row.
Wednesday, jurors in Lexington heard testimony about the flight of Boswell and Trail following the disappearance of Loofe and their identification as “persons of interest” in the case. It was a flight that included stops at a casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and stays at motels in Grand Island and Kearney in Nebraska and Spencer and Ames in Iowa.
They were eventually apprehended on Nov. 30, 2017, in Branson, Missouri, a day after they had posted several videos on Facebook, denying involvement in Loofe’s disappearance.
In one video played for jurors, Boswell said that she and Loofe drove around Lincoln during their second Tinder date on the night of Nov. 15, smoking “weed” and stronger marijuana derivatives called “wax” and “shatter.”