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Marine Wife Strangled After She Refused To Participate In S&M Games, Investigators Say

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The wife of a Marine in San Diego was strangled after she refused to refused to participate in sex games with another Marine and two women, investigators say.Brittany Killgore, 22, was found strangled and dumped in a ditch this April. There were also signs that someone had tried to dismember her. Now court documents have been filed that shed light on what investigators believe happened in Killgore's final hours, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Prosecutors believe that Marine Louis Ray Perez, 46, his girlfriend Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino, 37, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25 conspired to kidnap Killgore and act out BDSM fantasies with her. Investigators found sex toys, a note titled "slave rules" and other bondage miscellany at the home where all three defendants once lived. Perez allegedly bragged about what he planned to do with Killgore in an online BDSM community.

Killgore had just filed for a divorce from her husband in Afghanistan not long before her body was found. She had recently become friends with Perez, and he offered to help her move one weekend if she came to party with him. Investigators said Maraglino assured her that it was okay, and Killgore agreed. But that night, Killgore sent her friend a text message: "Help."

Perez told authorities that he took Killgore to the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego and lost track of her. But investigators believe that she was an unwilling participant in the group's bondage fantasy, and that she died at the defendants' home before she was dumped.

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Perez, Maraglino and Lopez have all been charged with conspiracy, kidnapping, torture and murder. They've plead not guilty to the charges.