Inside toxic marriage of Killer Sally who shot bodybuilder husband dead in cold blood – violent rows to 'muscle worship' | The Sun
BODYBUILDER Sally McNeill made headlines when she shot her muscleman husband Ray dead in cold blood with a sawn-off shotgun on Valentine's Day in 1995.
But behind closed doors Sally – dubbed a “pumped up princess” and “Brawny Bride” during her murder trial – claims the Mr Universe wannabe beat her and her two children to the point where she feared for her life.
In new Netflix documentary Killer Sally, she gives fresh insight into her toxic marriage to Ray McNeil – insisting she loved him and was a "good wife".
"It’s not like I woke up and decided to kill my husband. I killed the man I loved the most in the world," says the 62-year-old.
When US Marine Sally first laid eyes on Ray in 1987, she'd escaped a violent marriage to the dad of her two children and had taken up bodybuilding “to get bigger and stronger to protect herself".
Ray, also a Marine, was a keen bodybuilder and competed in forces competitions.
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“It was lust at first sight,” Sally says. “He was this big hunk of a man. He looked like the statue of David. He was beautiful. He was polite and kind. I thought I’d found a man who could be a stepdad for my children.”
After a whirlwind romance of just two months, the pair wed and moved into a two bedroom apartment in Oceanside, California.
“When I love somebody, I give them my all,” she says. “You get everything of me.”
Initially Shantina, then four, and John, two, loved their "charismatic" stepdad.
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