20-year-old Shelsea Schilling fell hard for Bronson Ellery, a wannabe death metal rocker and former enforcer for the Banditos biker gang. Ellery, also known as “The Lizard Man” for his heavy coating of tattoos, also fell hard for the young beauty therapy grad. According to friends the honeymoon didn’t last long between the two and Shelsea filed a protective order against Ellery.
In a foreboding Facebook post Shelsea wrote:
The man I want was the man I had
He made me happy but loved to make me sad
Dreams of shadows becoming clear
The man of my dreams is my biggest fear.
As cool as can be, nothing gets to him.
The ice runs deep from limb to limb.
He compliments me and thinks of ways to see my teeth.
But I know he only wants what’s beneath.
Am I the one he wants to keep?
He’s got me questioning if our love is ocean deep
I stayed and I waited
Cause I didn’t want to walk alone
But the longer I stayed, the less it felt like home
His first language is liar, not something I desire
The man I had has changed me
He had hopes to de-rail me
Box me up and chain me
The man I had I don’t even know anymore
So easily he would throw me to the floor and watch me pour
Without hesitation, he’s unpredictable
What he’s done is unforgivable
Threats and accusations
Thought it was all miscommunication
Still I think of him, because he’s the man i wanted all to myself
Girls be careful what you wish for, you might wish for hell
He’s sitting in a cell
I had no other option
I ask myself: Was it all worth it in the end?
Will he understand, can we make amends?
You won’t know until the time has come
Where he’s looking at you from behind a gun.
He showed me the real world and taught me that bad people are out there doing bad things.
And what consequence brings
How to get away with it
Make everyone scared
All while pushing away the only ones who cared
He’s got me wondering how long I’ve got to live
Will It depend on what he’s willing to give..
The crazy lifestyle is more than just a look
It’s not something you can read in a book
Some people are born this way
And love every minute of every day
They think they’re living life right
All they want to do is win the fight
There’s people that act and people that do
People that follow through
Follow through with thoughts they have in their head
The type of thinking where people end up dead.
She follows the poem with the comment,
“I’m sorry to be so negative but I want everyone to know that if I get hurt or die Bronson Ellery (person in picture) is responsible or Chris Cairns doing his dirty work… I’ve have seen first hand what they do and would never post this for attention.
To all the girls suffering from domestic violence please speak up. Be brave, because at any moment anything can happen. And to the guys that are doing this, please seek help.
And hello to the people that are spying for these friends of theirs. Good company you keep. Just remember at anytime they can put you in their bad book and who’s going to help you then.”
Shelsea did end up getting back with Ellery after making the post, but the beautiful fashionista was too ambitious, and was in the process of making a life on her own without Ellery in the picture for good. Ellery’s drug use had spiraled out of control and Shelsea feared for her life, going as far as to chopping off her long brown hair in order to disguise her appearance.
According to family of Shelsea she was reported missing a week prior to discovering her inside a South Port, Queensland apartment. A friend had come across the scene.
Initially there were reports that the couple had been involved in a suicide pact, but evidence found at the scene suggested something else entirely.
Shelsea had been suffocated and strangled, before suffering a deadly blow to the head by her former lover. A female witness was able to confirm that she had watched in horror as Ellory killed the young woman, before killing himself.
For Shelsea’s family the news was devastating. One family member has been quoted as hoping that Ellory is rotting in hell. They said that Shelsea could light up a room with her smile and that they will never forgive the “monster” who took their beautiful daughter and sister away from them.