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Police officer chokes mother of six children to death during sex and leaves her to rot in suitcases

By Mason White 1:12 PM February 5, 2017
Steven Zelich
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A former police officer was jailed after he killed a mother of six children while having sex with her.

54-year-old Steven Zelich of Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Laura Simonson, 37.

Zelich described in detail how he killed Simonson of Farmington, in the Microtel Inn and Suites in Rochester, Minnesota.

He said that he accidentally choked her with a rope in what he called “breath play” during sex.

However, he did not call for help after choking the mother. Instead, he cut her up and placed her body in a few suitcases. He left the woman’s body in his car before dumping the suitcases along a highway near Lake Geneva.

Zelich was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison, but not the 40 years he faced.

Zelich is already serving a prison sentence of 35 years for the death of 19-year-old Jenny Gamez of Oregon.

In that case, he also claimed that she died after choking during sex. He will be 88 years old before he is back on the streets.