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May 9, 2013

Police: Woman murdered man during sexual role play

Lisa Shuler officially charged with murder of Charles Pierce

NEW ALBANY —

A Floyd County woman has been charged with murder after shooting a man Monday night during a “rape fantasy” role play, she has told investigators.

During the sexual encounter, Lisa M. Shuler, 31, shot Charles Pierce, 49, of the Louisville area, multiple times with a .40-caliber handgun at close range while in her home at 3803 Wabash Ave., according to the probable cause affidavit.

Pierce was found about 9 p.m. by responding Floyd County Sheriff’s Department officers lying on the home’s living room floor with several gunshot wounds to his body and his pants and underwear pulled down to his knees.

He was taken to Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services and died a short time later.

Shuler called 911 after the shooting and originally told authorities that Pierce was a home intruder, according to investigators.

Shuler has told investigators that Pierce had photographs of her from a previous sexual encounter that she did not want her husband to see.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said during a press conference Wednesday that investigators believe Shuler didn’t have a long-term relationship with Pierce and that the relationship was not known to her husband.

Henderson said Shuler and her husband are separated and currently reside in different counties.

Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills and Henderson held a press conference concerning the murder Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators reported that Shuler voluntarily left the scene after officers arrived to give her account of Pierce’s death at the sheriff’s office.

“At the office, Ms. Shuler gave me various accounts of what happened that evening, finally advising that she knew Mr. Pierce and that they had made arrangements to meet at her house,” according to affidavit.

After Pierce entered the home, Shuler began to perform oral sex on him, and when she had completed the act, she pulled out her firearm that she had in a holster on her belt and fired the gun until it was empty, according to the affidavit.

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