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Melanie Whitley was the best friend of murder victim Jill Shelby. Jill would brutally die at the hands of her “Dr. Hyde/Mr. Jekel" boyfriend, Todd Whitley, who Melanie would later marry and have two children with: two girls. She seemed like a wonderful and loving friend to Jill, but behind Jill's back, Melanie was extremely jealous of her and Todd's relationship, and desperately wanted to be "Todd's girl". That fantasy was actually happening (AKA she and Todd were having an affair), but Todd wanted to be with Jill, his one and only. Over the years, Melanie would come to regret betraying Jill like that and her marriage with Todd secretly wasn't as great as she hoped, due to his abusive and controlling nature.

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