Outrage After Facebook Refuses To Take Down Pictures Of A Murder Victim With Her Killer

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A Father has criticised Facebook for refusing to take down photos of his daughter with the man that killed her. 

20-year-old Hollie was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend last year at the Gloucester hairdressing salon she worked at. Asher Maslin – aged 22 at the time – had become threatening towards Hollie after she broke up with him. Speaking to the BBC, his mother said:

“His mental health was deteriorating and I felt he was unsafe.

I begged them to arrest him, because I didn’t want him going round and causing trouble for Hollie and her family – but it just didn’t happen.

I was worried he was going to lose his temper but I never in a million years thought he would do what he did.”

Despite the brave efforts of other staff and customers, Asher stabbed Hollie 14 times with a large carving knife. He is currently serving a life sentence for the murder.

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Now, Hollie’s grieving father has appealed to Facebook to remove photos of Hollie and Asher together. He said:

“It makes me feel sick when I look at those photos, and to be truthful I try not to go into her Facebook site as I get quite distressed by it.

We would like to continue to remember the good times we had with her but are left traumatised when you see her with him.

Their [Facebook’s] policy is wrong but I am not hopeful they will change their minds.” 

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Facebook have, however, refused to remove the photos, arguing that they maintain the profiles of deceased people as they were when they died, both as a place of remembrance, and to protect privacy.

Our thoughts are with Hollie’s family at this difficult time. 





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