Oklahoma City teacher charged with murder in lesbian partner’s 2008 Cedar Hill slaying

Seidah Muhammad Vaughn

A woman is accused of fatally shooting her lesbian partner in their Cedar Hill home in 2008.

Seidah Muhammad Vaughn, a teacher, was arrested Monday at Douglass High School in Oklahoma City, according to The Oklahoman. Vaughn is charged with first-degree murder.

Vaughn’s partner, Judith Marie Bell, was fatally shot on Feb. 29, 2008, in the bedroom of her home in the suburb just south of Dallas.

Vaughn told police an intruder shot Bell, but there were no signs of forced entry at the home.

Bell had been a special education teacher. Vaughn began teaching in Oklahoma City last year.

—  John Wright

This is what happens when people like State Rep. Sally Kern condone heterosexual bestiality

Believe it or not, anti-gay Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern once suggested that she believes bestiality is OK as long as it’s heterosexual. It’s true: She made the statement during an interview with Sirius XM Radio’s Michelangelo Signorile about Kern’s book-banning campaign way back in 2005 — long before she became such a famous bigot.

In a column published by The Windy City Times, Signorile wrote that he asked Kern whether she shouldn’t try to ban Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, since Snow White kisses a frog. “The difference there,” Kern responded, “is that that is still in the heterosexual lifestyle.”

Well, it appears as though five years later, one married heterosexual couple from Bethany, Okla. — which is in Kern’s district and backyard — may have taken her words to heart. The Oklahoman reports:

Edward James Double, 35, and his wife, Brandy Teresa Double, 35, were jailed Tuesday on complaints of bestiality, exhibition of obscene materials to minor children, maintaining a disorderly house, possession of illegal drugs and soliciting sexual conduct with a minor. Edward Double also faces a complaint of indecent exposure.

“We’ve recovered videotape of people having sex with animals,” Bethany Police Chief Phil Cole said. “It’s disgusting. And we pray that none of the kids have been molested.”

Cole said upon review of the video evidence, recordings were found of the Doubles having sexual relations with a canine. Investigators were able to determine the recordings were made in the master bedroom of the home. Investigators also found 6 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia in the home.

Three dogs were taken from the residence, Cole said.

The story doesn’t indicate the sex of the dogs, but as long as the marriage was between a man and a woman, right? Who knows, maybe Kern can try to get these fine upstanding heterosexuals a pardon.

—  John Wright