Man Convicted Of Murdering 18-Year-Old Andrew Compton Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison

andrew-comptonThe 42-year-old man accused of killing 18-year-old Andrew Compton in order to engage in postmortem sex pleaded guilty to all charges on Monday, and despite the status of the boy’s still-missing remains, he will spend the next 17 years in jail for the Sullivan University student’s murder.

According to reports, the two met on an online dating site in 2010 and decided to meet in person for consensual sex. The gruesome details of that day were finally revealed during sentencing on Monday, where Gregory O’Bryan confessed that he “tied up [Compton] with electrical wires after providing him with alcohol,” before Compton allegedly “died during sex.”

Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry read the most graphic details aloud to the courtroom:

“Defendant then dragged Compton’s body into his bed, and the defendant — you, Mr. O’Bryan — then went to sleep. When the defendant awoke, the defendant then had sex with Compton’s corpse, which was in a state of rigor mortis.”

After engaging in sexual intercourse with Compton’s corpse, O’Bryan told the court that he disposed of the body in a nearby garbage bin. Officials have spent the last two years thoroughly combing the landfill where Compton’s body was expected to end up, but have yet to find his remains. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Lisa Cartier-Giroux said “I don’t believe we will ever find the body.”

Andrew’s family has consistently denied interviews, leaving much of their thoughts to be summed up during a victim impact statement. Andrew’s mother, Angela Compton, said “the way that Andrew’s slim, thin body was treated was barbaric, cruel, disturbing and inhumane,” and pleaded with O’Bryan to take responsibility for what he had done.

O’Bryan’s plea agreement bars him from appealing the sentence, but he’ll be eligible for parole in 2030.

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  • Scribe38

    17 years isn’t enough time. I hope he never makes it out of jail. People please be careful with online hookups.

  • tardis

    17 years for a grizzly murder?

  • Dixie Rect

    This is just outrageous.

  • avesraggiana

    Stone me now for admitting that this monster of a perpetrator, I find quite handsome… Why do some of the most good looking people turn out to be the most vile, the most evil of human beings?

  • ho


    Here’s a thought. Mark your calendar for 2030 and start a relationship with this
    sicko. Bring electrical cord for your date when he gets out.

  • erikwm

    It’s a 25 year sentence with a mandatory 17 years before he’s eligible for parole. I doubt he’ll ever be paroled.

    Someone like this should never get out of prison. Hopefully another inmate will ensure he never does.

  • the other Greg

    @erikwm: Thanks – the article is confusing and doesn’t even say where this is (unless you click on the link). In 25 years he’ll be 67. For a murder in Kentucky, it seems like a “Canada Lite” sentence.

  • avesraggiana

    I stand chastised.

  • Gigi Gee

    This turd deserves to die a slow and very painful death. Hopefully that will happen in prison.

  • stfallon1028

    @Gigi Gee: Took the words right out of my mouth. Ideally some of the US’ finest incarcerated will finish the job the state couldn’t

  • CleJoke

    This is gay on gay crime. Sort of like black on black crime.
    Not a hate crime. It’s sex games gone wrong.
    It’s a shame that the boy dies and that the daddy was weird.

  • hyhybt

    ??? Nobody said it was a hate crime. Just a horrible one. I’m glad he got a substantial sentence out of it.

  • Jackhoffsky

    The kid’s body is still missing. This murderer not only pleads guilty, and only gets 17 years?? THAT is f’n sick.

    This is by no means a hate crime, but it is most definitely a crime against humanity.

  • scotshot


    No big deal as it was just “gay on gay crime”?

    A predator ties up and murders a young man so he can have sex with the corpse.

    You write the murder was only “sex games gone wrong”

    You then write “It’s a shame that the boy dies and that the daddy was weird.”?

    What F***ing sick planet do you live on? I strongly recommend seeing a therapist if you truly believe

    that something as horrific as this is no big deal.

  • Billysees

    @Jackhoffsky: No 14

    You said it best —

    ” This murderer not only pleads guilty, and only gets 17 years?? THAT is f’n sick. “

  • Tackle

    While on-line hook-ups can be exciting and adventurous stories like this are a reminder of the dangers that are out there as well. This kid did nothing wrong, but in the past I had guys meet-up with me and they gave a room mate or friend the phone number and address of where they will be going. And once they arrived, made a call infront of me telling their contact they had arrived. Not a bad idea if this option is available. I realize that if it’s a quick kill, you will not be saved. But in the event that someone may regain consciousness after too much drinking. Being drugged or knocked-out, or if they may be held captive, telling someone of your whereabouts might not be a bad idea.

  • Polaro

    I always meet people in public places that I know are recorded. The least of which being my apartment lobby where I point out the cameras as I extol the building security as a feature for city living. Seriously, most guys are genuine. You only need to run across the one bad one in a thousand to be scared for life.

  • Kieran

    And Bernie Madoff, who never killed anybody, is doing 350 years in a Southern prison for ripping off some wealthy investors. Shows you where our priorities lie in America.

  • dwndckd

    @CleJoke, really? You are seriously Fucked, the Fuck up!!!

  • BlueLine

    For those wondering how one “dies during sex”, according to CBS News Gregory O’Bryan claims Andrew Compton’s neck broke during sex.

    Despite what hollywood action movies think, it’s really though to break a human’s neck. You’d either have to do it on purpose or the victim would have to be passed out and unable to move his head.

  • hngblkbtmga

    This is so sad. I truly feel for andrew’s family for the evil deed done to a son, brother, and friend.

  • Billysees

    @hngblkbtmga: 22

    It is very very sad.

  • Stache1

    @BlueLine: Ha. That’s what my chiropractor tells me too to calm my ass down before adjustment.

  • vklortho

    17 years seems way too short. I seriously think this is the type of thing where LWOP is called for. I can’t even imagine what Andrew’s family must be going through. :(

  • comptonjohn

    @CleJoke: It’s a shame that the boy dies and that the daddy was weird.?????

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