Deputies: Georgia prostitute killed Pasco man
NEW PORT RICHEY – An admitted prostitute is accused of bludgeoning and stabbing to death the owner of a Hudson tattoo parlor after a videotaped sex party.
Amanda Logue, of Leesburg, Ga., was arrested Friday and was being extradited to Florida, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said. She is accused of killing Dennis “Scooter” Abrahamsen, 41, owner of Embellishing Tattoo & Piercing, 8516 State Road 52, Hudson.
She is accused of killing Abrahamsen, stealing his money and fleeing to Georgia, where she lived with her husband, the sheriff’s office said.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Kevin Doll said detectives arrested Logue, 28, on a warrant for murder in the first degree. She admitted to being a paid prostitute who serviced Abrahamsen on May 15, the sheriff’s office said.
Abrahamsen had been out of jail nine days when he was killed early May 16. His bloody body was found facedown on a massage table at his home in the Tanglewood East subdivision, Doll said. His head was bashed in, possibly with a sledge hammer, and he was stabbed in the back, Doll said.
About $6,000, a laptop computer, a video camera, a digital camera and a Home Depot credit card were missing from Abrahamsen’s home, a sheriff’s report said.
Detectives focused on Logue because a couple who had had videotaped sex with she and Abrahamsen the night of the killing said Logue was the only person left with Abrahamsen when they departed. The couple told detectives that Logue repeatedly sent text messages to a boyfriend while at Abrahamsen’s house.
During an interview with a Pasco detective at her Georgia home, Logue said her boyfriend, Jason Andrews, killed Abrahamsen. She said he entered the home after the couple they had sex with had left.
Pasco deputies retrieved cell phone messages between Logue and Andrews during a period when
Logue admitted being at Abrahamsen’s house.
“I’m so glad you’re really committed to this take,” Andrews wrote. “Keep eyes for a knife, etc for me!
Logue said she wanted to have sex “after we kill (sic)him.”
Andrews asked Logue if she had seen “the contents of the safe,” and she said no.
“You just get him relaxed and face down,” Andrews said, referring to a massage Logue was going to give Abrahamsen.
Logue later informed Andrews when she was starting the massage.
Rubber gloves that Logue said she wore were later found in a clothes hamper with the murder weapon, the sheriff’s office said.
“I own a lingerie and tanning store,” Logue wrote. I also host lingerie shows. I will do almost any photo shoot but no porno films. I am fun and energetic. I am looking for paid work.”
Doll said this morning that detectives had interviewed Andrews, a Chicago native, but no charges were filed. Andrews was arrested on a charge of petty theft in Largo on May 17; he had Abrahamsen’s Home Depot card with him at the time.
Doll said it is possible that detectives will speak with Andrews again.
Abrahamsen was no stranger to trouble.
He has owned numerous businesses in Pasco over the years, including Scooter’s Towing and Recovery. Sheriff’s officials said he was a repo man, but state records indicate that he was denied an application for licensure.
Abrahamsen was sentenced to five months, 29 days in jail on Feb. 25 for contempt of court. He was accused of violating a domestic violence injunction put in place in 2005. His former girlfriend, with whom he has children, had accused him of mentally and physically abusing her. He was released early May 7 after getting credit for time served, sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Tobin said.
Abrahamsen had several criminal convictions, and he also had been sued in Pasco Circuit Court numerous times in the past couple of decades. Since 1994, he had 30 actions filed against him involving restraining orders, a negligence suit and cases involving money owed.
But according to the tattoo studio’s MySpace page, Abrahamsen had a lot of friends, too. Customers,
employees and friends expressed shock over Abrahamsen’s death on the website.
“Utterly beside myself,” one poster wrote. “We love you.”