Cromer double shooting: Harrowing quotes from Andrea Johnson’s private diary

PUBLISHED: 12:42 24 September 2013 | UPDATED: 13:32 24 September 2013

Andrea Johnson. Photo: Richard Batson.

Andrea Johnson. Photo: Richard Batson.


But, after Mr Johnson shot his wife and then himself in December last year, Mrs Johnson’s private diaries were discovered - and they reveal a dark side to their life.

Here are some of the quotes from the diary as she recorded her life with her partner then husband from 2000 to 2012, along with excerpts from the domestic violence homicide review into her death:

■ 2002 - “He’s sending me round the bend...Whatever I say he turns around, we’re going down hill. Don’t know what to do - lived together a long time. Will be like a divorce.”

■ July 2002 - “Still send me round the bend with mental games,” and “Keith and I are fine and so much in love.”

■ March 3 2003 - “Keeps having paddy about nothing. He’s driving me insane. I don’t deserve it. If it wasn’t for the finance and the cats I would have gone by now.”

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■ The report says that on May 1 2004 “on the day of her marriage she told a family member that she wondered if she was doing the right thing as she was seeing someone else. The marriage went ahead. Some have commented that Mr Johnson liked having Mrs Johnson on his arm in public because she was young and attractive; informally it has been commented that she was seen as his trophy wife.”

■ April 11 2009 - “Keith was ****** off, knocked me to the ground - bruised back.”

■ 2009 - Having just booked a holiday, Mrs Johnson writes: “Happy and excited, what a lucky woman - yummy life!”

■ November 2 2010 - “Have cancelled work tomorrow. Keith too happy hitting me. He has gone off in one hell of a mood. Said I deserved being hit. Have rung in sick.”

■ February 2011 - “He seems to have gone mad. Swearing and cursing like I’ve never heard - I’m frightened.”

■ July 2 2011 - “Keith just had a hissy fit, thru phone at me and then tried to swear at me.”

■ August 9 2011 - On the night that Mrs Johnson telephoned police to report a violent attack on her, she wrote: “Keith has assaulted me. Hit me a lot. He went to town. He is full of drink so I’m not gonna run him down, we are both under the influence so we are both bad.”

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