A suspected love triangle ended in a man being beaten so severely that “his brains were found splattered on the pavement,” a court heard, Metro reported.
James White, 22-years-old, was accused in the courts of cracking 33-years-old Paul Flory over the head with a baseball bat, after White thought that Flory was talking to a woman. Flory was found in the street in critical condition with dangerous injuries to his head and body. Paramedics battled to save Flory’s life and he remains to be in a state of serious injury.
PC Dean Williams, who discovered Flory’s body, told the Old Bailey: “I spotted what I suspected to be brain matter, it was splattered on the floor.”
Flory was allegedly lured to Dovedale Close in Harefield, West London by his ex-girlfriend Crystal Culhane, 22-year-old, on August 18th of last year. It was claimed in court that White then tried to murder Flory with the bat by repeatedly pummelling him.
The prosecutor Tyrone Silcott told the court: “The attack was vicious and frenzied leaving Flory with horrific life-threatening injuries. The paramedics who treated Mr. Flory at the scene found him unconscious with very severe head injuries and major fractures to the skull, front and back, and major swelling to the eyes and face with massive bleeding.”
Silcott added Flory had suffered extreme bruising to his stomach and chest and called the man’s survival of the attack “a miracle.”
According to the prosecution, the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. when Culhane had invited Flory to a neighbourhood near White’s address. Silcott said Flory had been in a long-term relationship with Culhane but added, there was a history of domestic violence between the pair, with Flory recently serving a time in confinement for attacking Culhane.
Upon his discharge from jail, it is further believed that Flory and Culhane rekindled their relationship together, despite being forbidden by the court to have any contact with one another. Culhane is also alleged to have also been involved with White on a romantic basis.
Silcott continued: “In today’s leading up to the attack on Mr Flory, Ms Culhane had also rekindled a relationship with Mr White having previously had a short romantic relationship with him some years before. ‘Due to the severity of the attack and injuries sustained, Mr Flory is unable to assist with who attacked him.” Culhane, who lives in West Drayton, denied attempted murder, and White, of Uxbridge, denies attempted murder and having an offensive weapon.
The trial is still ongoing.