Slain Model Terrified of Hubby: Friend

Millionaire reality show contestant Jenkins charged with murder
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2009 2:56 PM CDT
Ryan Alexander Jenkins.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A friend and former fiancé of slain model Jasmine Fiore says she was terrified of her husband, millionaire real estate developer and reality show contestant Ryan Jenkins, who was today charged with her murder, People reports. Fiore’s friend says she was “100%” scared of Jenkins, and that she had recently called him saying “I’m in over my head” and “I don’t know how I can get out.”

The friend also describes the assault on Fiore that landed Jenkins in court. He punched “her in the arm with enough force to push her into a pool,” he says. “She went right into the water fully clothed. Her phone, purse, everything.” Jenkins “was just so, so, so jealous.” Also today, the production company that cast Jenkins apologized for hiring a contestant with a criminal record. “Obviously, if the company had been given a full picture of his background, he would never have been allowed on the show.”