Disabled woman who has been tortured for hours and thrown out of the Sydney Bridge fights the punishment of the tormentor
“They Destroyed Me”: Disabled teen was tortured for eight hours when she was tied to a chair before being thrown out of a bridge and sentenced to the criminals who tormented her
- Couple who kidnapped and tortured disabled women on Thursday
- They were convicted of the role in “gratuitous cruelty to Kayla Kendrigan.”
- Brooke Brown and Matthew Leuthwaite received prison sentences of four and five years
- Mrs. Kendrigan hit the condemnation of the couple
A young handicapped woman who was kidnapped and tortured for more than eight hours before being thrown off a bridge, has punished her tormentor.
Kayla Kendrigan, then 19, who was born without her left hand, was thrown in September 2018 from the seven-meter-high Windsor Bridge in north-west Sydney and into the Hawkesbury River.
Brooke Levina Jane Brown (20) and Matthew James Leuthwaite (23) were sentenced on Thursday to a minimum of four and five years in prison for their role in the ‘free cruelty’ that was inflicted on Mrs. Kendrigan.
Kayla Kendrigan (photo after attack) has been punished by her harassment after being given prison sentences of four to five years for their role in the horrific ordeal on Thursday
Matthew James Leuthwaite, 23 (shown in black T-shirt) and Brooke Levina Jane Brown, 20, were sentenced Thursday to a minimum of four and five years in prison for their role in the ‘free cruelty’ that was inflicted on Mrs. Kendrigan
Brown, Leuthwaite and two teenagers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, kidnapped Mrs. Kendrigan – who was then tied to a chair, stabbed and her eyebrows shaved.
She was then bundled in the trunk of a car and then thrown from Windsor Bridge.
Mrs. Kendrigan’s horrific ordeal was filmed by the couple on camera and she survived after landing in the river below.
“Grateful cruelty was involved in this crime,” Judge Mark Buscombe told the Penrith District Court on Thursday.
“It was clearly a horrible ordeal and will have a lasting impact on it [Ms Kendrigan]. “
Brown will be behind bars for at least four years, while Leuthwaite has been sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison for his role in the abuse.
Brown (photo) will serve at least four years behind bars, while Leuthwaite has been sentenced to at least five years in prison for his role in the abuse
Mrs. Kendrigan criticized the out-of-court sentence on Thursday and simply told reporters ‘no’ when she was asked if she was satisfied with the prison conditions laid down.
The convicted couple had originally been sentenced to 25 years in prison
In an A Current Affair episode broadcast the week after the attack, Mrs. Kendrigan said she didn’t think she would survive the attack – and had to swim to the water’s edge and knock on a stranger’s door for help.
“I just thought I wouldn’t survive … I wouldn’t see anyone,” she said at the time.
It is said that the three-year-old son of the now convicted couple was cared for by a relative on the night of the incident.