A former girlfriend of convicted killer Fred McClenaghan claimed he had threatened to “shoot her in the face” and feared he could have “murdered her”.
Mavis Edgar, who was in a relationship with the 50-year-old for 13 years, said she was constantly abused and threatened by him.
McClenaghan, from Magherafelt, was jailed for life last week for shooting Coleraine mother Marion Millican in the Portstewart laundrette where she worked.
Ms Edgar (39) told Sunday Life McClenaghan left her after starting a relationship with Mrs Millican in 2009.
“I’m absolutely confident that if our relationship hadn’t ended when it did he could have easily murdered me,” she said.
“If I ever left Freddie he told me he was going to burn my house to the ground with my ma and da and the child inside. He said he would cut my throat, get battery acid and throw it in my face, then he would shoot me in the face.”
She said she was knocked unconscious after he kicked a fork into the roof of her mouth.
Ms Edgar said the couple broke up in November 2009 after she was dumped by text.