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Four-way sex death mystery: Man falls 18 stories after wife says no to group sex

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A Texas real estate salesman who mysteriously fell from the 18th floor balcony of a San Antonio, Texas, hotel last week apparently had been fighting with his wife over a planned four-way sexcapade, a romp to which she did not want to be a party. Police are still unsure as to what actually happened, given that the man's wife gave authorities three different accounts of what occurred.

Newser reported May 5 that Michael A. Ochoa, 46, plunged to his death on the morning of April 25 from the 18th floor of the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio. Shortly afterward, when police arrived on the scene, they found Ochoa's wife bruised, scratches on both arms, a fingernail torn off, distraught and weeping.

She told police that her husband had struck her when she refused to have four-way sex with another couple at the hotel. She had had second thoughts about the planned encounter when the couple arrived at their room and they had left. Her husband then punched her several times in the head, she said, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Angry, he then walked out onto the balcony and she never saw him again. When security arrived, she told them her husband was on the balcony, but they did not find him there.

But that was just one version of the final moments of Michael Ochoa's life...

Another version of the story had Ochoa fighting with one of the people they were to have sex with, and when she tried to intervene, she got punched by both combatants. The other couple soon left and Ochoa went out on the balcony. The wife said she lost sight of her husband when security arrived.

When asked to tell the story again, Ochoa's wife repeated the first story. However, in the follow-up version, her husband had been attempting to evade security, because he thought he might be arrested. She told police that she thought her husband was trying to climb down to the balcony below their own before security got there.

She did not know her husband had fallen to his death.

San Antonio police found signs of struggle within the room itself but none on the balcony.

Video surveillance footage from the hotel showed the other couple leaving, no obvious signs of having participated in a fight in evidence.

Nobody was charged in the case.

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