Keely's Story: A Domestic Abuse Murder - Chapter Two
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As part of the national 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, we are highlighting the story of Keely McGrath, who was murdered at the hands of her partner Anthony Davis in their South Normanton home.
For years, Keely had been the victim of coercive and controlling behaviour and domestic abuse - but she never told her family and her parents, Martin and Claire McGrath, only found out about the true extent of the abuse at the crown court murder trial.
Davis, 40, of Alfred Street, South Normanton, was found guilty by a jury and jailed for life, with a minimum of 24 years.
In this second chapter of Keely's Story, Martin and Claire talk about the aftermath of Keely's death in 2018, and how it felt to learn of her suffering at court.
They also want to highlight that the signs of the abuse may be there for people to see.
By sharing Keely's story, we hope that other victims of domestic abuse - in any of its forms - will be able to find out about the support available to them. We also want to make others aware of the signs of domestic abuse, which they may pick up on when they see family and friends over the festive season.