Two people are dead after a threesome set up by an Indiana woman on a dating app turned horribly violent — when her boyfriend came home, police said.

Heidi Kathleen Carter, 36, is facing murder and rape charges after a man and woman were tortured for hours and found duct-taped to chairs late Tuesday at an Evansville home, the Evansville Courier & Press reported.

Carter’s boyfriend, Carey Hammond, arrived at the home as Carter and the couple she invited were engaged in “sexual activity,” leading him to become “angry” and start beating the man with a baseball bat, according to a police affidavit.

Carter and the other couple has been drinking and taking drugs prior to Hammond arriving at the residence, WFIE reported.

Carter and Hammond then restrained both victims with duct tape and abused them for hours, culminating with Hammond fatally choking the male victim with a belt, police said.

Hammond was later shot by cops as he came out of the home with what officers thought was a gun, but was actually a piece of metal or plastic that appeared to be one, authorities said. A police spokeswoman said investigators believe Hammond was trying to provoke cops into fatally shooting him.

The female victim, who said she was sexually assaulted by both Carter and Hammond, survived the attack and was hospitalized. An update on her condition has not been released, the Courier & Press reported.

Carter and Hammond restrained both victims with duct tape and abused them for hours.
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Carter admitted brandishing a gun and telling both victims she knew how to “get rid of a dead body” with the help of someone in Indianapolis, but insisted she only pretended to help to appease Hammond, according to the affidavit.

A woman who went to the home to clean it told police she heard a noise coming from a bedroom and then saw what she thought was a dead body beneath a pile of pillows and blankets, the affidavit states.

Hammond tried to keep the woman from leaving, but she managed to escape and flag down a passing state trooper, who notified Evansville police, the newspaper reported.

Responding cops found the male victim dead inside and a woman who was bound and injured, police said.

Bodycam footage showed Carey Hammond coming out of the house and getting shot at by police.
Bodycam footage showed Carey Hammond coming out of the house and getting shot by police.
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Carter has been charged with rape, murder, abusing a corpse, as well as criminal confinement with a firearm and related counts. Two teenagers were also in the home, as well as several pets. Cops aren’t sure how Carter and Hammond ended up at the home, the Courier & Press reported.

The residence is owned by another man, identified by WFIE as Jason Harvey. He told the station he invited Carter into his home because she had been living in a motel and needed a place to stay.

“Heidi was staying there until she could get on her feet, her boyfriend Carey started coming over and things got bad with them fighting a lot,” Harvey said in a statement. “I had asked her not to have anyone over because of my kids but [she] obviously didn’t listen.”

Harvey said he was unaware of the grisly slaying since he was at work at the time. Police said he’s not a suspect in the case and his children were not hurt. Carter, meanwhile, remains jailed without bond, WFIE reported.

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