A WA meth addict who was posing as a bikie when he set a person on fireplace has been sentenced to greater than a decade behind bars.
His sufferer, Brodie McDougal, survived three hours of torture that has left him bodily and mentally scarred.
In the times after the assault, McDougal was coated in bandages and fortunate to be alive.
The 24-year-old was terrorised by the hands of Callan Murray, who was sentenced to 10 and a half years behind bars on Thursday.
In a Mandurah shed turned torture chamber, McDougal was punched, crushed with a steel baseball bat and burned with a blowtorch.
He was then doused in petrol and set on fireplace.
The stunning crime unfolded in September 2019 after the pair had an argument.
On Thursday WA’s District Court heard Murray filmed McDougal’s struggling.
He provided him a bathe and medicines for ache aid after the assault, however no assist after McDougal lastly managed to extinguish the flames.
McDougal was within the ICU of Fiona Stanley Hospital for slightly below a month after the assault.
Prosecutors referred to as the assault “some kind of bizarre gang fantasy.”
McDougal was given three selections of how he wished to be maimed, the courtroom heard – to be chopped up and put in a suitcase, set on fireplace, or have each bone in his physique damaged.
He selected to be set alight as a result of he thought it could be his greatest probability at survival.
He lived, however now has bodily and psychological scars from the ordeal.
In a sufferer influence assertion, he stated he was not the “happy, confident man” he as soon as was.
“Every day, I’m reminded when I look in the mirror and see my scars,” he stated.
“I don’t look or feel the same anymore.”
Judge Wendy Gillan described Murray’s crime as “abhorrent.”
Outside courtroom, McDougal solely had just a few phrases to say about Murray’s sentence.
“It is what it is,” he stated.
“I’m glad he’s going away for a while.”
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