Detective Garda Bríd Wallace told the Central Criminal Court she found “a lot of movie files: some mainstream, some of an adult pornographic nature” on murder victim Elaine O’Hara’s Apple laptop.
Using specialised software, her search showed up 16 adult pornographic or BDSM movie files.
Of the still images she found, there were images from a website “of what were mutilated bodies”.
There were also images of Ms O’Hara that appeared to be self-taken and some that had been “obviously taken by a different person”. These included photographs in which she was clothed, partially clothed or unclothed.
These photographs of Ms O’Hara were then shown on small screens in the courtroom.
“It appears to be scars or marks or previously healed wounds,” she said of the first image, explaining it was of the mid torso near the waistline.
She also described other photographs showing healed injuries in that area, and the image associated with Ms O’Hara’s profile page from the website, alt.com.
The detective said she also used specialist software to view a number of documents on the laptop.
The first document was a book entitled Serial Violence: Analysis of Modus Operandi and Signature Characteristics of Killers by Robert D Keppel and William J Birnes. It was part of a series entitled: Practical Aspects of Crime and Forensic Investigations.
Inside the book, the detective found graphic images of mutilated bodies and crime scene photographs.
Det Gda Wallace then detailed two letters she found to a person called Stuart. In one of these, Ms O’Hara wrote of being “too angry to do anything”. In the other, Ms O’Hara wrote of being “so mad with you” and finding it difficult to sleep.
The detective moved onto a document entitled ‘Outline of Slave’, which she said was created on the laptop on September 18, 2010.
Unlike the letters, it took only a minute to create and the detective believed that it had originated somewhere else, “possibly sent to her over the internet or downloaded from the internet”.
The content of this document was read out in court.
“I’m offering 24/7 sadistic, brutal treatment for a masochistic slave. Slaves are property, possession, meat. They are loved as a pet or as a cherished car. They not a wife or mistress. Slavery is a hard lifestyle to endure. You’re not just a sex toy but a complete package. You will be offered an annual slavery contract with no early release for any reason. You will either be kept in a heavy-duty cage or a locked cell in my cellars. If you’re good and collect merit awards you will have a real bed with steel collar and chained in the room.
“Agreed limits will be in your contract and adhered to. I prefer bisexual or bi-curious slaves but again if your sexual orientation is straight you won’t be forced into bisexual roles. I’m looking for a poly-slavery arrangement. After initial training to my standards you will be expected to work as a slave part-time in my restaurant. If you’re a UK National citizen... stamps will be paid.
“You will be bought slutty outfits and a couple of dress outfits for formal occasions. I will not stand for breaking objects in a tantrum. It is the only thing that will result in a very, very severe flogging. I have plenty Dom friends so expect on occasion to have no-holds-barred heavy use.
“Nothing will be done that would result in your death or very serious injury. Slave or not, you are a person with just one life to live and you’re entering a consensual relationship. Having said that expect piercings, breast skewering branding