Aus man admits to sex game murder
Sydney - An Australian man pleaded guilty on Monday to the strangulation murder of a lover in a sex game gone wrong, after the court was told he had been jailed before for another death by erotic asphyxiation.
David Richard Fraser, 36, was jailed for manslaughter after fatally throttling his male partner with a shoelace during a consensual sex act in 2005, and was being tried for a second strangulation in 2009.
Luke Noonan, 26, was found choked by a belt in Fraser's bed in Adelaide and prosecutors won the unusual right to tell the Supreme Court jury about the first erotic killing as proof that he knew about the risks.
Fraser had pleaded not guilty to Noonan's murder and was midway through being tried when he changed his plea on Monday and the jury was dismissed.
How much he knew about strangulation and its dangers had been a key issue in the trial. Sentencing proceedings will begin next month.