Arkansas weatherman (KARK 4) Brett Cummins is at the center of a bizarre case after he was discovered in a hot tub with a dead naked man wearing a dog collar around his neck. It is still unclear what killed Dexter Williams, but (even if not charged in a homicide) Cummins could face charges on drug use or possession given a witness’s statement to police.
Cummins reportedly took Williams, 24, to the home of John Barbour around 11 p.m. Barbour said that the two men started to drink and use illegal drugs. Cummins, Williams, and Barbour then went into the Jacuzzi to have a drink. However, Barbour then left and fell asleep on the couch in the living room. When he woke up the next morning, he said that he found Cummins sleeping in the hot tub and Williams dead. He told police “Dexter’s head was lying behind Brett’s left shoulder . . . After Brett awoke they discovered that Dexter was not conscious and his face was a different color.”
The meteorologist was horrified, the report indicated.
Cummins left the scene but later returned to give a statement to the police. Police reported finding blood in the hot tub and the dog collar around Williams’ neck.
This is a case that will come down to forensics, obviously. Such scenes likely raise suspicion of autoerotic asphyxiation, but the combination of alcohol, drugs, and water could make this a simple accident. Well, maybe not simple, but an accident.
Source: NY Daily News