SOUTHFIELD – In January 2013, a woman admitted to shooting her lover of 15 years in the stomach over his poor performance in bed.
According to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton, Sadie Bell admitted that she had had sex with Edward Lee at her apartment, after which she proceeded to shoot him for his performance. She also accused Lee, with whom she had been involved in a 15-year affair, of cheating.
The 58-year-old woman was convicted in April of assault with intent to do great bodily harm.
As Walton said, “the underlying facts in this [case] are a little bizarre.”
“She was upset with him,” Walton continued, “after a sexual act that she felt he wasn’t performing adequately and accused him of then having an affair, and then took out a gun and shot him.”
Walton explained that Bell “knew he was having an affair because he wasn’t producing enough ejaculate.”
Walton also noted that in her explanation to the police, Bell included some “very graphic” details, including “she liked sex, she expected him to be able to do what he’s promised; and she said, in essence, to quote her, she was pissed off, so she shot him.”
Lee reportedly suffered wounds to his colon and pancreas, and nearly died. Walton said that he was hospitalized for six weeks, and currently remains in recovery.
Bell, who allegedly also shot her husband back in 1991, was sentenced to 20 months to 10 years in prison for the assault and an extra two years on the gun charge.
The court, however, granted her a motion, filed by her attorney, to get her out on bond pending appeal.
Oakland prosecutors are currently appealing the bond ruling.
Walton believes that Bell should remain in jail.
“She has demonstrated that her past behavior is…to act out in violence, not necessarily with reason,” Walton said. “A normal person would walk away from [a] situation when they felt they were being cheated on or leave – not take out a gun and shoot someone.
As of Thursday, Bell had still not posted the $10,000 cash bond ordered by the court.