March 1, 2018
While cocaine is a hell of a drug, I somehow doubt that it caused 37 injuries by brutally beating her.
It just doesn’t seem likely, cocaine doesn’t even have hands or feet to beat you with.
A family has been left devastated after their daughter’s boyfriend wasn’t charged with murdering her, despite inflicting 37 horrific injuries on her before she died.
Tara Newbold, 29, was found dead at her home in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire on October 25 2016.
She was discovered with injuries to her face, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, wrists, back and hips, as well as seven broken ribs, a punctured left lung and a bleeding mouth.
But a post mortem examination concluded she died of cocaine toxicity – not her catalogue of injuries.
Her boyfriend Duane Ballin, 35, who lived with her at the time, claims she attacked him with a vodka bottle and a rolling pin after finding out he had cheated on her.
He says he struck her in self defence, accepting he caused ‘virtually all her injuries’ before turning up at at Nottingham’s Bridwell police station saying ‘I think I killed my girlfriend’.
I guess that this is another reason not to do cocaine. You’ll probably get seven broken ribs, a punctured lung, bleeding mouth, and god knows what other injuries.