Who was Ray McNeil and what happened to him?

The name RAY McNeil first made national headlines more than two decades ago.

And in late 2022, he returned to the spotlight in a Netflix true crime docuseries.

Ray McNeil was a championship bodybuilder and father


Ray McNeil was a championship bodybuilder and fatherPhoto credit: Netflix

Who Was Ray McNeil?

Ray McNeil was a champion bodybuilder who served in the United States Marine Corps.

He was also a father and husband – but his widow Sally claims he abused him.

The couple met while they were both serving in the Navy.

They found a common love for fitness and married in 1987.

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In the years that followed, Sally got into “muscle worship”, which involves recorded sessions where she was paid to wrestle men in the floor.

She made enough money for Ray to leave the Marines and become a full-time bodybuilder.

However, Sally claimed that this was not enough and their marriage became volatile.

She said: “Ray was happy he paid for his steroids then he hit me.”

In the docuseries, Sally opens up about the abuse she has allegedly endured over the years.

What happened to Ray McNeil?

Tensions between the couple came to a head in 1994 when she was confronted with one of Ray’s mistresses.

On February 14, 1995, the two engaged in a massive fight that ended fatally.

Sally, who was 27 at the time, shot Ray twice with a shotgun, once in the abdomen and then in the head.

She immediately called 911, claiming that she killed him in self-defense and that he hit her.

What happened to Sally McNeil?

Despite Sally’s efforts to plead self-defense, she was found guilty of second-degree murder in 1996.

Prosecutors managed to question her history of abuse when investigators determined the couple were using steroids, leading people to label the murder a “roid rage murder.”

They successfully argued that the murder was premeditated, and Sally was sentenced to 19 years of life imprisonment.

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She is serving her sentence at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, California.

Killer Sally, Netflix’s three-part docu-series about Sally and Ray’s years together, is set to premiere on November 9, 2022. https://interreviewed.com/education-on-wagering-non-bettors-78-more-inclined-to-bet-if-more-knowledgeable-according-to-research/. https://interreviewed.com/how-to-create-a-profitable-online-casino-the-essentials-of-a-successful-gambling-site/.

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