Debra Newell's chilling tale of blind love and deceit captured the attention of millions who listened to the true "Dirty John. When people ask her how she could let this happen, Newell said, "I tell them you weren't in my shoes.
Watch the full story on "Nightline" tonight at Meehan was a master of deception both charming and tormenting his unsuspecting victims, whom he often met online. Ina thenyear-old Newell had a successful interior design business, beautiful children and a pristine life on the coast of Orange County, California. She met Meehan online in the belief that he was an anesthesiologist, and the pair met for their first date at Houston's, a restaurant in Irvine, California.
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But Newell said the man who had been true single for 16 years" at the time constantly told her he was in love with her. He true moving much faster than I was but he was very convincing. So pretty soon you're saying 'I love you.
They only knew each other for two months when Newell agreed to marry Meehan on a trip to Las Vegas. Although it dirty her fifth marriage, she said he seemed like the man of dirty dreams.
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