‘Intimate terrorism’ made woman kill her boyfriend: defence

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‘Intimate terrorism’ made woman kill her boyfriend: defence

She endured 48 hours of abuse in the build-up to the fatal stabbing, says report

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For 18 months, she put up with repeated emotional and physical beatings. They had started shortly after their relationship had begun, but he would always apologise, insist he would change and beg for forgiveness – which she would grant. 

But by the end of 2018, the situation was becoming unbearable. Even when they were fighting, he would insist on sex, and even though she would try to fight back, he wouldn’t let her say no.

Today, the 36-year-old stands accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a kitchen knife...

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