A “SADISTIC” teenage girl “laughs as she tortures a doctor to death in a downtown park,” a court heard.
The 16-year-old girl, who has been described as “evil and sadistic,” and two older men target bisexual doctor Gary Jenkins at a famous homophobia.
The attackers allegedly tortured counseling psychologist Dr Jenkins, 54, who died of severe brain injury two weeks later.
The girl, who cannot be named because of her age, denies murder along with Jason Edwards, 25, and Lee Strickland, 36.
All three admitted manslaughter, robbery and assaulting a witness who tried to stop the violent attack last July.
Prosecutor Dafydd Enoch QC said the girl was “in the lead” in the late-night robbery in Bute Park, next to Cardiff Castle.
“The chilling attack was captured by a nearby CCTV camera, and she could hear the screams of ‘money’ at the top of her voice,” he said.
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She called Dr. Jenkins by various names and could hear Edwards say, “Bump your head, bang your head.”
“It was a beating that seemed to be motivated by greed, homophobia and frankly a preference for violence.
The father of two doctors Jenkins was heard begging the gang to stop hurting him during the protracted attack.
Enoch said: “He begged over and over until he could no longer speak, and then he groaned and grumbled as the life was driven out of him.
“The terrible sounds of the heavy blows delivered to Dr. Jenkins could be clearly heard. Finally, the girl is heard: ‘Yes, I need that.’
“These defendants are very fond of sports.”
The girl insisted that she only participated in the “half-hearted” attack because she was afraid of two elderly men.
But Mr. Enoch said: “She is not a wilted flower entangled in something not of her own making.
“The reality is a million miles away from that scenario. For her to have acted that way, she must have been a very troublesome young woman.
‘IT HAS BEEN HARD’
“She was loud, confident and laughed throughout the attack. It was torture, pure and simple.
“When witness Lewis Williams fought back to stop the attack, she said, ‘I’m a girl’ as if she were the victim.
“But she was no ordinary 16-year-old and Mr Williams described her as ‘evil and sadistic’.
The girl met Edwards and Strickland for the first time on July 20, and the trio went to the park planning to rob a gay man.
“They target someone for loot and violence,” Mr. Enoch said.
“They know what happened in the park late at night and the vulnerable nature of the people who frequent that area.”
They ran into Dr. Jenkins, who lived alone in Cardiff after separating from his wife six years earlier.
Mr Enoch said: “They hurt him for the best of 15 minutes, kicking and punching him as he lay on the ground.
“He was beaten very badly and died in hospital two weeks later.”
Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court said Dr Jenkins suffered multiple brain bleeds, broken jaw, broken nose, swollen skull and broken many ribs.
The jury was shown graphic photographs of Dr. Jenkins’ injuries as surgeons fought in vain to save his life.
The prosecution said none of the defendants showed “light” remorse after the doctor died at the University Hospital of Wales on August 5.
Dr. Jenkins’ wife is monitoring the evidence via a video link to the court.
Edwards, Strickland and the girl, now 17, are all from the Cardiff area.
The trial continued.
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