THE Government is set to launch a review into the “Fifty shades” rough sex defence used by killers to dodge murder convictions.
Campaigners welcomed the news which will be brought forward alongside the new Domestic Abuse Bill – which will be re-introduced to Parliament today. Natalie Connolly, 26, was killed by John Broadhurst who used the rough sex defence and was found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder Credit: PA:Press Association Mum-of-two Charlotte Teeling, 33, was strangled to death by Richard Bailey during sex ‘for his own satisfaction’ Credit: Collect A grieving dad whose daughter was killed by a sex-mad thug welcomed the Government’s review.
Alan Andrews, 52, has been invited to the House of Commons for today’s landmark event after his daughter Natalie Connolly, 26, was killed by millionaire property developer, John Broadhurst.
Broadhurst, 42, used the defence, and was found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder and was jailed for less than four years.
Natalie is among 60 UK women to have lost their lives at the hands of men who claimed their victims consented to violent sex .
The number of accused men using the ‘50 Shades’ defence – so-called after the hit S&M-themed franchise – has rocketed since 2000, campaigners say. ‘LURID AND FALSE’ CLAIMS
Speaking to The Sun, Mr Andrews said: “This is brilliant news and it’s not a day too soon.“No woman ever consents to being violently injured or killed during sex. I know Natalie certainly did not consent to being brutally hurt.“ The law as it stands […]