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Murdered by My Boyfriend (2014)

The true story of what happens to a teenage girl when she falls in love with the wrong man. The love story turns dark and sinister when the charming stranger seeks to dominate every aspect of the young woman's life.

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At a party teen-ager Ashley meets the older Reece, whom she finds handsome and charming with the ability to make her feel special. They start dating and, whilst it is apparent that he is pathologically jealous and possessive, the naïve young girl initially finds it reassuring that he cares for her alone. However when she is pregnant he viciously hits out at her, later apologizing in floods of tears and begging forgiveness. Ashley assumes that it was her fault for antagonizing him but his violence continues and he becomes ever more controlling. She decides to leave him but he is not the sort of boy to take rejection lightly and tragedy results. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The real "Ashley" lived in Nottingham UK. The real "Reece" will serve at least 20 years on a life sentence. It was raised from 15, after his appeal of the sentence in The Court of Appeal, due to the level of violence and use of an ironing board as a weapon. See more »

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Ashley: [voice over] This is where my story ends. It started when I fell in love, but it is not a love story.
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A portrait of an abusive relationship
2 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Murdered by my boyfriend is based on true facts. The title actually gives the game away.

It is a harrowing drama especially when things get ugly. The drama is about a relationship between Ashley, a 17 year old college student who meets a slightly older boy Reece at a party. Reece is nice, charming and they both get together. That is day one of the relationship.

We see the couple at various points in the time-line, when Ashley gets pregnant she realises that Reece is a control freak. Always wanting to know what she is up to, trying to control her. Eventually Reece also becomes violent, lashing out on Ashley. Her friends discover bruises and she is reluctant to leave. The police are called but at first Ashley is reluctant to say anything.

When Ashley discovers that Reece might be cheating on her, he manages to manipulate things and spin it around leaving Ashley confused. Even when violent he seems to have power over her to keep her with him.

Eventually Ashley does throw him out but Reece gets more manic and still harasses her to no ends.

The final scenes are harrowing and Reece was sent to jail for 15 years which was increased later to 20 years.

The drama is well acted by Georgina Campbell and Royce Pierreson. The story was based on interviews with friends and family of the real life victim. It shows how women can be trapped in a spiralling circle where thy are reluctant to leave their partners because they are so emotionally traumatised and unable to make any of their own decisions because they have been so manipulated. Even if they leave they are still stalked and harassed.


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