This student was being attacked by her boyfriend and took a upsetting selfie, which shows her swollen face just days before she killed herself.
Emily Drouet, 18, took a picture of the huge red mark on her cheek and sent it to a friend to prove the abuse she had been suffering from Angus Milligan.
He would slap her if he thought she had told a lie, asked her to sleep with other men and bought her bondage restraints for her 18th birthday.
Emily was found dead inside her halls of residence in Aberdeen in March 2016 after deciding she was unable to escape from her abusive relationship.
Milligan, 21, pleaded guilty last week to assault, threatening and abusing her using abusive and offensive language and sending offensive, indecent, obscene texts. He is due to be sentenced on July 5.
Emily’s parents, Fiona and Germain Drouet, say the photo is upsetting for them, but they have decided to release it in the hope of helping other girls trapped in a similar situation.
Her mother said: ‘I want to jump inside the picture and cuddle her. I want to tell her that she could have spoken to me that she could have asked for help. We would have been there.
According to her mother Emily had seemed nervous around Milligan everytime he stayed at their house, and only answered them with one word.
Milligan, pictured left and right at separate court hearings, pleaded guilty last week to assault, threatening and abusing her using abusive and offensive language and sending offensive, indecent, obscene and menacing texts
Former public schoolboy Milligan would often send her complimentary text messages, but within minutes was launching vicious rants against her.
But despite often wondering if they could have done anything differently, the family are in no doubt who is to blame for Emily’s death.
Fiona added: ‘If she had never met Angus Milligan, she would be alive today. If she had never met Angus Milligan, she would be alive today.
‘Within six months, that man destroyed our daughter and wrecked our lives. He’s just complete evil.’
Emily Drouet, a law student from Glasgow, was found dead on March 18 last year
A few friends of the girl decided to throw a commemorative party and Co-organizer Blake Herriot had earlier said on social media: ‘So, this Saturday marks the 19th birthday of our beautiful Emily Drouet. Over ten months we have gone without our best friend beside us.’
Mr Herriot said that a group of Drouet’s friends planned to visit a few venues in Aberdeen, including her favorite nightclub, Vanity, where pictures of her ‘beautiful smile’ were to be displayed for all to remember her by.
He added: ‘Emily’s mum has made the best of arrangements to celebrate Emily turning 19. Balloons have been bought and drinks will be shared.
‘We all love you so much, Emily, we miss you more every day. It will never be the same without you.’
The party was welcomed by Miss Drouet’s grandmother, Eileen Campbell, who wrote on Facebook: ‘Emily is my beautiful, caring, very special granddaughter. Thank you, Blake, you put into words everything in my heart.’
In another post, she said: ‘Emily brought so much joy to our family.
‘Her sunny smile and lovely personality is so missed. Emily is loved so much and for ever in our hearts. Love you, Gran.’