Sadie Bell )
Southfield — He was low on ammo. She wasn’t.
A Southfield woman convicted in April of shooting her married lover because he didn’t ejaculate enough after coitus has been released from jail pending an appeal of her 10-year sentence.
According to the Oakland County Jail, Sadie Bell was released on Thursday after posting a $10,000 cash/surety bond pending an appeal of her sentence.
The bond was set by Circuit Judge Phyllis McMillen on Wednesday.
Bell, 58, was sentenced on June 26 after being convicted of intent to do great bodily harm, plus felony firearm, after she wounded Edward Lee, her married boyfriend of 15 years.
According to the Southfield Police Department, officers were called to an apartment complex in the 20000 block of Wakefield shortly after 5 p.m. July 28, 2013, on a report of a domestic dispute. There they found Bell and Lee.
“She was cooperative and we recovered a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun,” Deputy Chief Nick Louissa said.
In a later statement, Bell said she was upset by Lee’s poor performance. She also accused him of cheating on her after noting that he hadn’t produced much ejaculate after their tryst.
“She was pretty graphic about why she had shot him,” Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor Paul Walton said. “She was convinced he was having an affair. She reached this conclusion by the fact that he didn’t produce enough ejaculate. So she shot him in the stomach.”
Lee, 60, spent five weeks in the hospital and underwent major surgeries for damage to his pancreas, colon, liver and kidney.
According to Walton, the granting of the bond was highly unusual in this type of case.
“She appealed to the district court for an appeal bond,” Walton said. “We have a state court ruling that says that after a conviction for an offense, especially a violent offense, the court shall remand that person into custody while they await sentencing. Our position is that she had already received her sentence, she wasn’t awaiting.”
This isn’t the first time Bell has picked up a weapon.
“In 1991, she shot her husband,” Walton said. “A report was taken but the husband refused to cooperate so there was no prosecution. But she clearly has a demonstrated history of violence.”
The prosecutor’s office has filed an appeal with McMillen.
“If she grants it, then it’s done,” Walton said. “If not, we’ll move up to the Court of Appeals.”