THE heartbroken brother of a mum killed during sex has revealed how a “50 Shades” defence made losing her a “million times worse”.
Charlotte Teeling, 33, was strangled to death by Richard Bailey during sex “for his own satisfaction”. Mum-of-two Charlotte Teeling, 33, was strangled to death by Richard Bailey during sex Credit: Collect Her brother Thomas Farrell has called for the rough sex defence to be scrapped Credit: SWNS:South West News Service Her body was discovered naked on a bed next to a stash of pornography – including some purchased after her death – scattered around her.
The killer had tried to claim the 33-year-old died during “rough sex” and insisted she asked to be slapped and choked hard.
But there was no evidence that the mum-of-two derived pleasure from such pain – or that she had ever asked previous partners to do similar.
Bailey was sentenced to life with a minimum of 29 years after a jury rejected his lies. Richard Bailey was caught on film holding the hand of his victim just hours before her murder Richard Bailey met Charlotte on a night out in Birmingham Credit: West Midlands Police Charlotte is one of 60 UK women who have lost their lives at the hands of men who claimed their victims consented to fatal violent sex.
Her brother Thomas Farrell, 30, told Sun Online: “It broke my heart to hear Bailey make those claims.
“It meant that in court they had to trawl through my sister’s sex life and she wasn’t there […]