Floyd County Prosecutor says sex act turned deadly


by Gene Kang


Posted on May 8, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 8 at 6:21 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- New Albany resident, Lisa Shuler, 31, is locked up in jail and charged with murder and now, more details have emerged in what Floyd County prosecutor Keith Henderson calls a twisted love affair gone terribly wrong.
49-year-old Charles Pierce was shot multiple times with a .40 caliber gun.

The prosecution says Shuler pulled the trigger during a sexual encounter.

"Mrs. Shuler was in the act of performing a sex act or just completed," Floyd County Prosecutor, Keith Henderson said.

It happened in the living room of Shuler's New Albany home.

Shuler invited Pierce to the 3800 block of Wabash Avenue to play out a rape fantasy, according to court documents, before he was killed.

"His lower garments, his pants were down," Henderson said.

According to investigators, Shuler fired two shots in a kneeling position then stood up and emptied all the bullets into Pierce's body. Detectives go on to say Shuler was afraid their sexual photos would somehow get to her husband who lives in Jefferson County, Indiana.

"I'm not sure on the time frame but I think a couple weeks is when he said they separated or whatever or broke up kind of thing," neighbor, Brandon Fowler, said.

The prosecution believes Shuler lived alone and moved to New Albany a few weeks ago.

She originally dialed 911 with a phony home invasion.

"Call came into dispatch center that she had an intruder and someone had broken into her house," Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills said.

However, Pierce's mother remembers him as a man who loved life, fishing and was about to start a new job. Now she's left broken hearted.

Mildred Pierce said, "She took away part of our family that we can't get back. She left a hole in it and I'd like to ask her why?"

The Floyd County Sheriff's Office said Shuler deleted over 200 text messages from her phone. She tried to erase messages on his phone before putting it back in his pocket.

Shuler will be in court again Thursday afternoon.