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Eight Marines and one sailor were killed in the deadliest training accident involving an amphibious assault vehicle in Marine Corps history. Subscribe to Task & Purpose Today. Get the latest military news, entertainment, and gear in your inbox daily. “Although the investigation did not establish that any of USS SOMERSET's actions or inactions caused the sinking, it ultimately found that you failed in your duties to oversee AAV [amphibious assault vehicle] operations as the primary control officer,” Del Toro wrote in the June 10 letter.
Netflix has cornered the market on true crime content. One of their most recent docuseries is getting viewers talking. Killer Sally tells the true story of a woman who killed her husband. Her past is interesting, and many viewers have questions about it, including her demotion while serving as a U.S. Marine.
Who is ‘Killer Sally’ McNeil?
Sally “Killer Sally” McNeil was convicted of the murder of her husband Ray in 1995. She and Ray were both professional bodybuilders, and McNeil had also made a name for herself as an amateur wrestler.
According to her, she killed Ray after years of physical abuse. She kept a sawed-off shotgun in the home for her and her children’s protection, as Ray’s use of steroids often made him violently angry.
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She claims that, after coming home intoxicated and upset, Ray started choking and beating her. McNeil got the gun and shot him twice, once in the stomach and once in the face. She immediately called 911 and confessed to killing him.
Sally McNeil’s violent past
McNeil had a violent past. In Killer Sally, she describes growing up in a violent household. She experienced violence at the hands of her father and her first husband, Anthony Lowden. The couple shares three children.
The marriage broke down amidst Lowden’s repeated abuse of McNeil, according to her. During the divorce, their youngest child was put up for adoption.
Why Sally McNeil was demoted while serving in the Marines
Before the murder, McNeil was in the Marines. She served at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County and achieved the rank of sergeant. She also discovered a love of bodybuilding here and started competing in amateur competitions.
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In Killer Sally, McNeil’s time in the Marines is only lightly touched upon. The documentary briefly mentions some behavioral issues but doesn’t go into specifics. According to Screen Rant, McNeil was demoted from her rank as sergeant because of anger issues and violence towards others.
This demotion meant she could not re-enlist in the Armed Forces after finishing her military service. Following her release from the Marines, McNeil and Ray, who married in 1987, moved to Oceanside, California to follow their dreams of being professional bodybuilders.
Sally McNeil’s relationship with Ray, as well as where she is today
The pair’s marriage was tempestuous, with both McNeil and Ray exhibiting violent behavior and jealousy. According to Screen Rant, one story claims McNeil pinned one of Ray’s lovers to the ground and started beating her, resulting in the National Physique Committee suspending her for one year.
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McNeil also pulled her gun on Ray during one altercation, leading the police to pepper spray her. She also got into a fight with a club owner, who told her not to dance on the tables. McNeil kicked him in the face and threatened to kill the police officers called to the scene.
McNeil was convicted of second-degree murder in 1996 and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison. She served 25 years before being released on parole in 2020. Today, she is back in contact with her children and recently remarried.
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Idaho Official Reveals if Students' Killer Left 'Symbol' at Crime Scene .
"The bottom line, whoever is responsible for this is still at large," Latah County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson said on Tuesday.During an interview with Brian Entin of NewsNationNow, Latah County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson was asked about the ongoing investigation into the murders and specifically if the perpetrator left any "messages" or "symbols" behind.