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article imageFour-woman gang jailed for torturing woman

By Katerina Nikolas     Jun 19, 2012 in World
Liverpool - A gang of four women brutally attacked and tortured a fifth woman following an argument fuelled by drink and drugs during a girls night in. The gang then posted the bloodied images of their victim on Facebook.
Becky Miller, 21, screamed and begged to be let go as four women tied her to a chair, punched, slapped and burned her. Miller's anguish was heightened as the gang threatened to throw acid in her face and cut her fingers off.
Click Liverpool reported the women spent the evening drinking brandy and vodka and snorting cocaine until an argument turned violent. Miller managed to escape five hours into her ordeal when her tormenters began arguing amongst themselves. She told police "they just kept burning me and burning me."
Appearing in Liverpool Crown Court on charges of causing actual bodily harm and false imprisonment were Jocelyn Keating, 21, Ashleigh Gray, 20, Kelly Harrison, 30, and Marie Frank, 22. The pictures they posted to Facebook helped to secure their conviction.
The Liverpool Echo reported Judge Graham Morrow told the gang
“Each of you jointly participated in this drug and alcohol-fuelled campaign of mindless and atrocious violence which left your victim in genuine fear for her life.
Her fear and terror were obvious. Even in the presence of a number of police officers she was terrified to go anywhere near that flat. That clearly demonstrates the effect your actions had on her. I can sum up what you did clearly and succinctly. You tortured her.”
The four accused were each convicted and received custodial sentences ranging from 20 to 27 months. They also received restraining orders barring them contacting Miller for five years.
Meanwhile Becky Miller has been psychologically scarred since the attack and too frightened to go out socially.
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