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Killed by Her Pen Pal Lover (2012)
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Killed by Her Pen Pal Lover (2012)

Britain's Darkest Taboos (S01E05)

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STORYLINE


Carly Fairhurst, of Hindley, Lancs, was an impressionable teenager who knew the local tearaway when Darren Pilkington was jailed in 2001 for punching and killing a man outside a pub in Wigan.

When she heard Pilkington was looking for a prison pen pal she began writing at the age of 15, and hid it from her disapproving parents. And when the killer was freed after serving half a four-year sentence the pair became lovers and moved into a flat.

Bubbly Carly suffered brutal beatings but lied to worried Sheila and Trevor when they asked about her bruises. One night in 2006 the lovers had a row and drunk Pilkington lashed out, knocking Carly downstairs. Then he covered himself and unconscious Carly with a duvet and fell asleep. The next morning he dialled 999 but it was too late.

Carly had suffered a fractured skull and brain damage and died six days later in her mum’s arms, after life support was switched off.

Pilkington was given an indefinite ­sentence for manslaughter with a minimum three years.


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