KILLER Sally viewers have been left 'sick to their stomachs' at the violence in the new Netflix documentary.
CONTENT WARNING: This article contains references to domestic violence which may cause upset to readers.
The show, which made its debut onto the streaming giant's platform earlier this week, details the murder of bodybuilder Ray McNeil.
His wife, Sally – also a bodybuilder – killed her husband on Valentine's Day 1995 by fatally shooting him.
With a documented history of domestic abuse, Sally claimed that she acted self-defence.
She said it was a split-second decision in which she had to shoot her husband in order to save herself.
However, Sally was convicted the following year of second degree murder and was jailed initially for 19 years.
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In the documentary, footage released from McNeil's time in police custody shows her saying goodbye to her two children.
"You're gonna be going to a shelter for what I did to daddy," Sally said.
The true crime story examines domestic violence, gender roles, and the world of bodybuilding.
The show has left viewers devastated and "sick to their stomachs" at the content.
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"Started watching killer Sally on Netflix, it literally flips my stomach to hear other domestic violence survivors tell their story and to relive it and when I hear other women say they were choked until they thought they were going to die it makes me sick," said one viewer.
Another said: "Sally was a product of her own environment, she was hit and abused and struck out in fear not intent. She tried to protect what she had, her kids. She's the victim of a prolonged period of domestic abuse, disgusting how she was treated."
"I'm disgusted by Dan Goldstein the district attorney in the Sally McNeil case. She was physically and mentally abused by both her ex-husband and Ray McNeil. Even her children corroborated all the physical and mental abuse that the ENTIRE family endured," said a third.
While a fourth posted: "The abuse Sally’s son endured from his dad still haunts him. You can see it in his face."
Sally has now left prison after serving nearly 25 years behind bars andlives with her new husband.
In the Netflix documentary, she simply says: "Life is good. Freedom tastes wonderful.”
Killer Sally is available to stream now on Netflix.
If you have been affected by issues raised in this story help and support is available from Women's Aid and Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
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