An evil step-father has admitted to repeatedly torturing and savagely beating two young girls – bashing one of them to death.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, subjected his two step-daughters aged 10 and 12 years old to sickening assaults at their home in the New South Wales Hunter Region.
The 10-year-old girl was tied to a bed and beaten, hit over the head with a metal spoon, thrown to the ground, had her arm broken, punched in the ribs until they fractured and hit with a power cord, the Newcastle Herald reported.
She was also subjected to a three-day long beating carried out by her step-father, during which he placed metal balls inside a necktie and whipped her.
On the second day of the ordeal, she walked out of the room to find her family sitting around a dinner table eating McDonald’s.
An evil step-father has admitted to repeatedly torturing and savagely beating two young girls – bashing one of them to death (stock image)
Despite the girl’s serious injuries, her mother did nothing to stop the attacks and did not seek medical attention for her.
The beatings have had such a physical and emotional toll on the girl that she was unable to provide a statement to be read in court, Justice Peter Hamill said.
She was kept out of school for weeks at a time due to her injuries, and it was only after her sister’s death that she saw a doctor.
The girl has been separated from her extended family, and told her foster carer that she ‘despairs that she will never be able to speak to her ”best friend” again’, Justice Hamill said.
‘She misses her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins from whom she has been separated as a result of these events,’ he said.
‘She feels she will need ongoing psychological support for the rest of her life. She sleeps with the light on every night.
‘She says ”Every day this is with me. This is my story and I wish it wasn’t”.’
The step-father also beat and killed the girl’s 12-year-old sister, who was found dead in her bed in September 2015.
The step-father is serving 37-year sentence in jail for her murder, and on Wednesday he appeared in Newcastle Local Court
He is serving 37-year sentence in jail for her murder, and on Wednesday he appeared in Newcastle Local Court.
He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and will be sentenced next year.
He is eligible for parole in 2043 at age 59, when he will be deported back to Africa.
The girls’ mother pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to ‘gross criminal negligence’ and to failing to provide for a child causing danger or serious injury.