Jealous boyfriend beat girlfriend to death, dropped sofa on her body and fell asleep on it

A jealous boyfriend has been found guilty of the “harrowing and brutal” murder of his girlfriend for punching her at least 80 times, stomping on her head and then dropping a sofa on top of her body and sleeping on top of her.

Leroy Brahm III, 33, exploded with jealousy after his 21-year-old girlfriend, Annabelle Rose Meenan, had a sexual relationship with another man — even though Brahm encouraged it. Despite the fact that According to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“It was over for him when Annabelle chose another man to replace him,” prosecutor Kate Wright told the trial.

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office said Brahm “mercilessly beat the victim on several occasions leading up to the murder,” adding that “many of his violent assaults” occurred when the two lived together. He said the incident was captured on a security camera at a mobile home in East Vincent Township.

Several videos were played in court, including footage of him punching his helpless girlfriend 21 times in the head and body and strangling her. The Daily Local newspaper reported.

Leroy Brahm III, 33, became jealous and killed his girlfriend, Annabelle Rose Meenan, 21. Chester County District Attorney’s Office

Then, in December 2021, he “incredibly brutally and systematically bludgeoned his girlfriend to death in one night,” prosecutor Christopher de Varena-Salove said.

The incident was also captured on camera at the home, showing Brahm punching Meenan at least 85 times and stomping on her head at least 80 times.

It ended with him picking up a couch in the living room, dropping it onto her face-down body, and falling asleep on it.

Annabelle Rose Meenan “died a painful and cruel death”, the court heard. Facebook / Annabelle Rose

“She died a painful and brutal death,” Wright told the court, adding that the severe beating caused a fatal cardiac arrest.

When asked by investigators to explain the bruises on Meenan’s nearly naked body, Brahm said, “It’s just a sexual abnormality. We like rough sex.”

Brahm’s lawyer, Scott McIntosh, claimed his client “looked red” during a night of drinking and snapped at the moment of provocation, the Inquirer reported.

Officials say Annabelle Rose Meenan suffered extensive abuse at the hands of her boyfriend. Facebook / Annabelle Rose
Annabelle Rose Meenan died under the couch where Brahm had dropped her prone body. Facebook / Annabelle Rose

Brahm III was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder, as well as multiple counts of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Brahm was convicted of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Facebook / Leroy Brahm

“The jury rightly found that [Brahm] He was found guilty on all charges,” the prosecutor said.

Brahm will be sentenced later and faces a mandatory life sentence without parole for first-degree murder.



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