A domestic abuse victim has told how she was left in the woods after being attacked by her children’s mad father.
Megan Temple, 25, was punched, kicked and choked by Connor Goodfellow, 24, who tore her clothes off in an hour-long assault.
The jealous bully then chased after her as she “ran for her life” and ran through the streets in just her underwear.
Shocked members of the public found a distraught Megan wandering through a forest and called 999.
Recalling the horrific attack, Cowdenbeath’s mother-of-two told how Goodfellow accused her of cheating on her before punching and kicking her all over her body.
She said: “I wasn’t getting along very well and my friends took me to a bakery but Connor found out one was male and freaked out.
“He was waiting for me when I got home.
“He trashed everything, threw toys and a high chair at me. The attack lasted hours. I didn’t sleep, drink or eat.
“All I ever thought was that I was going to die and how my children would find my body.
“I ran for my life. I only wore underwear because he had torn my clothes off.
“I screamed for help and ran into the woods. But I could hear him behind me and he kicked me to the ground.
“Then his hands were around my neck, choking me. He kept screaming, “I want you to die. I couldn’t breathe and felt my eyes roll back.”
Locals later found Megan in a “desperate state.”
She was taken by ambulance to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, where she was placed in an induced coma for four days.
Through tears, she recalled: “When I woke up I was still defending him and saying he hadn’t – even though there were witnesses.
“It wasn’t until I saw my kids and felt so lucky to be alive that I admitted it.”
Shocking pictures Megan took after her release show the extent of her injuries, which include broken ribs and bruises.
Her doomed relationship with the originally charming Goodfellow began in 2018 after they met on Facebook. But she claimed he pushed her down during an explosive row and tried to get her to eat herself sick.
Megan, who has been driven to suicidal bids by her ordeal, hopes sharing her story will help others.
She added: “He’s a monster. He is pure evil. He has no heart or love in him. He would freak out over the smallest things, calling me “fat”, “ugly” and saying nobody would want me.
“Looking back, I was so vulnerable, he had broken me so much — I just want to make sure no other woman goes through that.”
Goodfellow pleaded guilty to 2019 rape abuse and threats.
Allegations that he attacked Megan while she was pregnant, assaulted her in the woods and attempted to murder her have been erased.
He will be sentenced in Stirling High Court on Thursday.
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