Houston, TX – A 65-year-old man was beaten so badly he died from his injuries from sex with his 81-year-old male relative, according to police.
The two men were allegedly sex partners and made up a story about a mugging in November 2019 to hide their relationship.
Craig LaMell died Dec. 2 from head injuries, according to KCTV.
LaMell’s story to police was that he was walking on a bike trail in Houston when he was attacked and beaten by three men, according to KCTV. He didn’t give police much to work on in terms of identifying his attackers and the case went cold.
Police got a break in the case when 81-year-old Alan Bischof was laid off from his job, KCTV reported. The company Bischof worked for found his personal emails on his work computer.
In an email, Bischof said that he and LaMell had a sexual relationship and they engaged in sadomasochistic behavior, according to KCTV.
On Nov. 7, 2019, Bischof said in an email that LaMell asked Bischof to beat him up and that Bischof punched him with his fists.
Before LaMell died, Bischof said that the two agreed to use the mugging as a cover story.
Bischof was charged with aggravated assault of a family member, KCTV reported. It was not reported how Bischof and LaMell were related.
KPRC contacted Bischof at his home on May 18 but Bischof declined to talk about the charges. Bischof has not been arrested.
“It’s a little premature to being doing that right now,” Bischof said, according to KPRC. “I have to be taken down to the bondsman. I have an attorney I’m going to be setting up. It’s going to be later this week or next week before I’m prepared to talk.”