Shepparton family violence survivors book
Shelley Walshe is the former girlfriend of a North Yorkshire man jailed for four years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in 2008.
The pair were together in a relationship that was ended after four years in prison, but was once again on top of the world when a letter was received in the post.
In it, the victim was upset that the man, who she knew only as Thomas, had "gone from being a good man" to a "bad man" after being dumped by his girlfriend of six months.
In what has become a classic case of serialisation, the victim's letter began: "I was with you at the pub one night, your ex-girlfriend took her shirt off, and you were so drunk you couldn't talk. I just had no idea what you were going through and I don't think I did."
The post was sent to Ms Walshe's mother by phone – a few days after she had suffered devastating heartbreak, she told the BBC.
"I went to sleep and woke up screaming for help and screaming for your baby girl," she said. "I got up the next day just thinking 'How long 바카라has she been waiting fo바카라사이트r that? She's on her own. That's how long she was waiting for.'
"I thought, 'It's been five or six years'. If she has any family, she needs to know 더킹카지노that she is loved. If she has any support, she is missing a parent. This is what it's like. She is not a victim of domestic violence."
Walshe became aware of the case through an online forum. After learning more about the situation, she contacted officers, who came across the case in her local paper.
She said: "I felt that these women were all victims. The man had the girl's head in his hands, that he was abusing her. There's no excuse for that.
"I saw some videos that people had seen on Facebook. I saw photos of what he looked like and there was a picture of him with the girl's head in his hand. I could not believe what I was seeing because I knew I am not that kind of person, and I knew I couldn't be."
Walshe said her mother-in-law is supportive and that the police believed the circumstances of the case had "given him strength to carry on."
She added: "She didn't know what wa