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Posted: 1/13/2006 5:59:07 PM EDT
Mary-Ann 'was killed in revenge'
A teenager was stabbed to death after being tortured and raped in a revenge attack by a gang, a court has heard.

Mary-Ann Leneghan, 16, and an 18-year-old friend were abducted by the gang before her body was found in Reading's Prospect Park in May 2005.

Her friend was shot in the head but survived. Six men deny charges including murder, kidnap and rape.

The Reading Crown Court trial was told they killed Mary-Ann as a reprisal after one of them was robbed.

The men thought the two girls had helped in the robbery a month earlier.

They were told throughout that they were going to die that night when the men had finished with them
Richard Latham QC
Painter Adrian Thomas, 20, of Battersea, south London; Llewellyn Adams, 24, of Balham, south London; 18-year-old Indrit Krasniqi, of Chiswick; 19-year-old Michael Johnson of Southfields and brothers Jamaile and Joshua Morally, 23 and 22, of Balham, all deny a total of nine charges.

These include one charge of murder, one charge of attempted murder, two counts of kidnap, three counts of rape and two of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Jamaile Morally also denies a further charge of raping Mary-Ann.

Richard Latham QC told the jury that on the night of 6 May last year Mary-Ann and her 18-year-old friend were sitting in a car in the car park of the Wallingford Arms pub in Reading when they were abducted.

He said the two girls were bundled into the boot of a red Nissan Almera and driven to the Abbey guesthouse in Reading where the men booked into a room.

He said: "For the next few hours they were seriously assaulted, they were raped, they were made to smoke heroin and crack cocaine and most seriously of all they were told throughout that they were going to die that night when the men had finished with them."

He told the court the girls were then taken to Prospect Park where a pillow was placed over Mary-Ann's head before she was repeatedly stabbed to death.

'Miraculous survival'

He said a pillow was also placed over her friend's head.

"A loaded gun was placed against her forehead and it was discharged. She was instantly unconscious and she was left for dead," Mr Latham said.

"Miraculously the bullet did not kill her. It was she who raised the alarm asking for the assistance of a passer-by."

Mr Latham said the men's alleged attacks on the two victims had been to exact "revenge" for "setting up" one of their number in a robbery the previous month.

Mr Thomas was assaulted and robbed of his belongings at his Oxford Road flat on the night of 18/19 April, the court heard.

Mr Latham said Mr Thomas gathered together a group of men with a "gameplan" of driving from South London to Reading in the early hours of 6 May to take revenge on the girls.

The trial was adjourned to Monday.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/england/berkshire/4609628.stm

Published: 2006/01/13 17:46:48 GMT

© BBC MMVI
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:09:56 PM EDT
So how much time will the guys do?

Probably about 5 years.

Until they are "rehabilitated" by hanging around in prison with violent criminals.

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:13:57 PM EDT
sick F#ckers.

There is one consolation for early release.
It's easier for him to be "got at"...

Taffy
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:23:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
sick F#ckers.

There is one consolation for early release.
It's easier for him to be "got at"...

Taffy



Yeah except that usually the all beneifcient state will probably help them with new Names and ID and even a job to protect them from "evildoers" I heard about that child who got kidnapped in a shopping mall and ended up decapitated in a rail yard. Since his perpatraitors were under 18 they just got sent to Youth Jail till they were 21!! so each of them ended up only serving 6 years for killing a child! Then because their names were well known in the community they got new names and houses to prevent any revenge. Revenge is mine saith the state!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:24:31 PM EDT
How could she have been shot? Guns are illegal in merry old England.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:34:34 PM EDT
Wow, two girls set up and robbed six men? Pretty tough guys going after two teenage girls.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:36:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheSneak:
How could she have been shot? Guns are illegal in merry old England.



Smuggled in from Canada. Where they were first smuggled in from the USA.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:36:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheSneak:
How could she have been shot? Guns are illegal in merry old England.



Yep, what a pity.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:48:09 AM EDT
I posted this story just to illustrate to the people living in the USA, that the UK is no different tha the USA, and they have their share of horrendous crimes. I hope they throw the book at these guys.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:54:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheSneak:
How could she have been shot? Guns are illegal in merry old England.



Yeah, that is exactly what I was thinking. I thought those chaps had to turn in their guns a while back.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:03:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sukebe:

Originally Posted By TheSneak:
How could she have been shot? Guns are illegal in merry old England.



Smuggled in from Canada. Where they were first smuggled in from the USA.



Not really. They have plenty of guns left over from the wars and Ireland is flush with guns. Not to mention guns are still legal in other euro countries.
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