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Netflix's new murder docu-series is going to be your new obsession

Gregory Robinson

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Netflix's new murder docu-series is going to be your new obsession

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A new Netflix docuseries will examine the most notorious crimes in the world of bodybuilding. Watch the trailer below:

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Killer Sally is the latest entry into the streamer’s ever-growing library of true crime series.

The three-part series investigates the murder of national bodybuilding champion Ray McNeil, who was shot to death by his wife and fellow bodybuilder, Sally McNeil.

The crime took place on Valentine’s Day in 1995 where McNeil alleged she was being choked at the time of the shooting.

The former bodybuilder, who was convicted in March 1996 for second degree murder, also claimed that she was a victim of abuse at the hands of her husband.

The documentary series will include footage from the police interrogation interviews from the day after the shooting.

Sally McNeil was convicted of shooting her husband Ray McNeil in 1995. Credit: Netflix.
Sally McNeil was convicted of shooting her husband Ray McNeil in 1995. Credit: Netflix.

“Sally claimed it was self-defence, a split-second decision to save her life,” the official Netflix synopsis reads.

“The prosecution argued it was premeditated murder, the revenge of jealous and aggressive wife.

“They called her a ‘thug’, a ‘bully’ a ‘monster’. The media referred to her as the ‘brawny bride’ and the ‘pumped-up princess’.

“Sally says she spent her life doing whatever it took to survive, caught in a. Cycle of violence that began in childhood and ended with Ray’s death.”

McNeil was interviewed for the documentary, as well as her friends and family, including her son whom she shares with her late husband, who claims that he and his sister were also abused by his father.

“I remember how torturous it used to be to have to sit there and watch him abuse my sister and to know that I was next,” the son claims in the trailer.

McNeil alleged that her husband was abusive. Credit: Netflix.
McNeil alleged that her husband was abusive. Credit: Netflix.

“I have a right to defend myself,” Sally continues. “I couldn’t take it anymore. I didn’t want to die.”

However, one investigator who is interviewed for the documentary says: “To me this was a premeditated murder, he was shot in the face while on the ground.”

Born in 1960, McNeil served in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, where she received the role of sergeant.

In the trailer, McNeil describes seeing Ray for the first time as ‘lust at first sight’. Viewers will also be able to have a deep look into the videos filmed by McNeil and her husband at the height of their bodybuilding careers.

This will include McNeil taking part in ‘muscle worship’ in which men would pay her to wrestle them.

“If I wrestled 10 of them that’s $3,000,” she explains in the trailer. “It made Ray very happy that it was paying for his steroids.”

Killer Sally lands on Netflix on 2 November.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, True Crime

Gregory Robinson
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