Serial Killer Wives: Cindy Joe Long (5STAR, Tuesday 4 June 2024)

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The shocking story of Cindy, who met her future husband, Bobby Joe Long, at age 13, unfolds in the second episode of Serial Killer Wives, airing on 5STAR on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Almost two decades later, Long was convicted of eight brutal murders.

Cindy recounts how their relationship blossomed after they met as teenagers playing in a local park and how, seven years later, they became engaged. However, their lives took a dark turn when Bobby suffered a terrible motorcycle accident. The injuries from the accident changed his personality and behaviour, and he became impulsive, violent, and abusive. Cindy details the coercion, control, and brutal assaults she endured, revealing how the abuse spiralled out of control.

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As criminologists discuss a horrifying series of rapes and the gruesome murders of women in the area, Cindy describes how Long’s abuse drove her to a breaking point. She considered ending his life, but the thought of leaving her children without parents stopped her. Despite her attempts to leave and file for divorce, Long continued to beat and rape her during visits with their children, even chillingly warning her about the killer on the loose.

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Cindy’s life took a shocking turn when, after a fun fair outing with her kids, she received a call from Long confessing to the multiple murders and rapes. She was devastated as she learned the gruesome details of his crimes, including mutilation and dismemberment.

Serial Killer Wives: Episode 2 airs on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 9:00 PM on 5STAR.

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