I was forced to obey when my daughter was brutally murdered

A DIE mother who was forced to obey when her daughter was murdered blasts her killer and hopes that he will rot in “the darkest parts of hell.”

Beauty Melissa Belshaw, 32, from Wigan, was fatally stabbed by ex-boyfriend Andrew Wadsworth, 37, in her boxer cage in May 2019.

Tragedy Melissa was slashed to death in front of her daughter


Tragedy Melissa was slashed to death in front of her daughterCredit: MEN Media
Twisted Wadsworth killed his ex-partner in a drunken rage and cocaine ramped up rage


Twisted Wadsworth killed his ex-partner in a drunken rage and cocaine ramped up rageCredit: Maverick Photography

The horrific drug and alcohol attack took place right in front of her terrified teenage daughter, who called the police.

Wadsworth was jailed for life in December 2020, and served a minimum of 32 years for the murder of Melissa.

He was also found guilty of trying to kill a heroic neighbor who tried to save his mother after hearing screams.

Jean Mulvaney, Melissa’s mother, was forced to listen to her daughter’s brutal attack as it unfolded – when her granddaughter called for help.

The 59-year-old has banned anyone from naming the killers in his home and says he is “rotten.”

Talk to Echoes of Liverpool “I hope he’s going to be confined in prison and that he needs to go to the deepest, darkest parts of hell,” she said.

“I never knew what hate was until all this happened. I never knew what hate meant, but now I do.

“I hope he never sees the light of day again…he took everything from us.”

Cowardly Wadsworth forced Melissa’s traumatized family to sit in a courtroom, peddling “lie after lie” to cover up the brutal murder.

Neighbors said the mother of one Melissa begged for help with a “bloody scream” as she was slashed by a knife in front of her daughter.

Jean frantically hopped into the car and drove to her daughter’s house – pray a police helicopter flying overhead wasn’t for her daughter.

Melissa’s body was discovered after she suffered “a series of intentional stab wounds” with “serious force”.

Jean later discovered that her brave grandson, then 13 years old, had performed CPR on her mother as Wadsworth looked callously clutching the bloody knife.

She also dialed 999 and was heard asking Wadsworth, “Andy, what have you done? Why are you doing this to my mother?”


The former mixed martial artist initially appeared to be a “real gentleman” before “disappearing”.

Melissa discovers that her ex has been jailed for a violent burglary, but the pair continue to date after he convinces her that he is a new man.

But she ended the relationship with the violent thug before he murdered her in his own home.

Jean, who has called Wadsworth “the devil himself,” is urging anyone who doesn’t feel safe in their relationship to seek help.

“They need to get out, they need to seek help as soon as possible,” she said.

The grandmother has found the past 18 months since her daughter’s death “very difficult” and has been too sad to decorate her home for the past two years.

She turned her home into a shrine to Melissa, wanting to keep her daughter’s “beautiful mind” alive.

Jean decorated her grave with a wreath as loved ones paid their respects over Christmas.

She added: “I have pictures of her everywhere in the house. I talk to her every morning. As long as I live, her name will live. She is a beautiful soul, inside and out.

“Her memory will never be forgotten.”

How can you get help?

Women’s Aid offers this advice to victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Reach out to charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services like SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Get familiar with Silent Solutions, report abuse without talking on the phone, dial “55” instead.
  • Always keep some money with you, including change for pay phones or bus fares.
  • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a less risky area of ​​the house – for example, where there is an exit and access to the phone.
  • Avoid kitchens and garages where there may be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might get trapped, such as the bathroom or where you might get locked into a closet or other small space.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open to weekdays and weekends in times of crisis –

Women’s Aid offers a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am – 6pm and weekends 10am – 6pm.

You can also call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline toll-free on 0808 2000 247.

Jean is appealing to anyone who may be experiencing domestic abuse for help


Jean is appealing to anyone who may be experiencing domestic abuse for helpCredits: Feature Spotlight
She placed a wreath at her daughter's grave to keep "beautiful" living soul


She puts a wreath in front of her daughter’s grave to keep her daughter’s “beautiful” soulCredit: MEN Media I was forced to obey when my daughter was brutally murdered


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