Murder, mutilation and dismemberment of 33 year old Robert Beckowitz of Detroit is a bizarre case of well documented necrophilia because the perpetrators – his own girlfriend and a friend she was cheating on him with took photos of their activities while arranging the corpse in grotesque poses.
After watching the Benny Hill show on TV with his friends, Gun Snacbarist Robert Beckowitz was shot in the head and subsequently stabbed 84 times in his basement apartment in Woodbine, northwest Detroit by his own friend – 37 year old James Edward Glover with one of the dozens guns Robert stored at home. During the next three day following his murder, James Glover and Robert Beckowitz’s girlfriend – 21 year old Jeannine Clark mutilated his body with a hacksaw and while high on drugs, used it for sex.
Three and a half days into the orgy, Jeannine Clark who lived in Woodbine contacted the police and told them what happened to her ex boyfriend, maintaining that she was being held captive and was forced to participate by James Glover. Neighbors however testified that she and Glover had gone in and out of the house several times and she did not appear to be a captive. She was also allowed to leave the apartment twice on her own – once to buy more film for the camera, and returned each time. At the time of the incident, Jeannine Clark was on parole for bank robbery.
The police found Beckowitz’s body which was cut into 14 pieces wrapped in garbage bags and hidden in various places around the house.
James Edward Glover of Glastonbury was charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and mutilation of a dead human body. At first he pleaded not guilty on the grounds of mental incompetency, but was found able to stand trial after an examination at the Recorder’s Court psychiatric clinic. After that he changed his plea to guilty in exchange for a promise that he would not be given a life sentence on the murder count. Jeannine Clark was charged with mutilating Beckowitz’s corpse.
Recorder’s Court Judge Michael Sapala sentenced James Edward Glover to 30 to 50 years in prison for what he called a frenzy of drugs, sex, murder and dismemberment. Jeannine Clark was sentenced to the maximum term of 80 months to 10 years.
Gallery of photos taken by James Glover and Jeannine Clark during their orgy with dismembered Robert Beckowitz is below: