Two women poured paint down their former friend’s throat and stabbed her with a fork in a “long and sustained” torture ordeal. Layla Warburton, 25, and Sharna Christie, 26, also kicked and punched the victim, smashed a TV over her head and strangled her with a cord.
The pair had been invited into the home of ‘American’ Jamie Wijnaendts but then subjected her to an horrific attack after an argument broke out, Gloucester Crown Court heard. Warburton denied attempting to inflict grievious body harm but was found guilty after a trial,
She was jailed for six years.
Christie admitted the same offence and also pleaded guilty to unrelated offences of assaulting a man causing actual bodily harm and robbing a woman of cigarettes.She was jailed for four years and eight months.
At the time of the brutal attack last November Warburton, had been out of prison only a month after serving a four year sentence for another assault.
Prosecutor Julian Kesner told the court said Ms Wijnaendts was in her own flat in Gloucester when the defendants, who both knew her, paid a visit.
“An argument broke out and the two defendants attacked her and she was kicked and punched by them,” he said.
“Her evidence to the court was that the two of them were like peas in a pod and it was very much a joint enterprise by them.”It was a long and sustained attack that took place.
“It started with punches and kicks followed by paint being poured into Ms Wijnaendts’ mouth.
“She was hit over the head with a TV. “
“A cord was wrapped around her neck and pulled so tight that there were clear marks left where there had been an attempt to strangle her.”
Judge Jamie Tabor QC added: “Someone tried to stick a fork into her, too.”
The prosecutor showed the judge a picture of Ms Wijnaendts’ badly injured face with four prong marks above her right eye, her left eye badly bruised and closed, and cord marks around her neck.