Kirk Thompson is accused of killing David Kochs after an
Kirk Thompson is accused of killing David Kochs after an "extreme" sex session featuring crystal meth
A "sadist" took the powerful drug crystal meth and then took part in an "extreme, no limits" sex sesion with a man who was later found dead wearing only a pair of leather boots.
Kirk Thompson, 46, allegedly killed David Kochs, 43, after the pair took the powerful amphetamine and then embarked upon a an S&M sex session which ended in Kochs's death from multiple serious injuries.
Kochs and Thompson made contact online where they agreed to meet up at Thompson's flat in upmarket Jesmond, Newcastle.
Both men reportedly used class A drug crystal meth which can cause extremely hig levels of arousal, as well paranoia and aggression.
After Koch died Thompson reportedly slung a duvet over his corpse and then went back online where he met another man who came round to the flat for more sex.
The next day Thompson made a frantic phone call to his father asking him to come round to his flat. The older man phoned the emergency services.
Appearing in the dock at Newcastle Crown Court, former government vet Thompson wore a smart suit and waist jacket, as he listened to prosecuting QC Robert Smith describe him as a sadist
Smith said: "The evidence establishes the defendant clearly enjoyed inflicting pain on others and, in this instance, David Kochs."
Warning the jury that the case was "very disturbing," Mr Smith alleged Kochs was burned and cut and left with serious internal injuries. It was also claimed some stab wounds inflicted after he had died.
"It is sufficient to say at this stage it involved the use of knives and instruments to burn David Kochs in various areas of his body.
"The defendant told a police officer he had engaged in what he described as "extreme, no limits sex" with the man. He told the officer what he did was consensual.'
"The case you are to try over the next few weeks as the jury in this trial is an unusual one. It is also a very disturbing one. Some of the injuries are likely to have been done with the deceased's agreement as part of sado-masochist sexual activity."
Thompson denied manslaughter, unlawful wounding and assault. The case continues.
                                                                          
Portrait of Marquis de Sade by Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (1761).
The term "Sadomasochism" is complicated by the diversity of intent in its application. These terms were often loosely used to refer to cruel individuals or those that brought misfortunes onto themselves. However, these definitions are misleading. Richters and colleagues (2007)[3] examined the common belief that people with sadomasochistic sexual interest are damaged or dangerous. Their research found that BDSM is simply a sexual interest, and it is not a pathological symptom of past abuse or difficulty with sex. The two words incorporated into this compound, "sadism" and "masochism," were originally derived from the names of two authors. The term “Sadism” is derived from the name of Marquis de Sade. Not only did he practice sexual sadism, he also wrote novels about these practices (best known is Justine ). The term “Masochism” was named after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. He practiced masochism and wrote novels expressing his masochistic fantasies.[4] These terms were first selected as professional scientific terminology, identifying human behavioural phenomena and intended for the classification of distinct psychological illnesses or malicious social and sexual orientations.