New York Man Sentenced to 25-to-Life for Kidnapping and Torturing His Girlfriend

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34-year old Anthony Matthews of Brooklyn, New York will now live out his last days behind bars after making life a living hell for his girlfriend.

The unnamed 29-year-old victim was in an often-abusive relationship with Matthews, but little did she know, he was about to up it a notch.

He picked her up one day from her father’s home and took her to his apartment.

Once there, he used telephone wire and extension cords to tie her up.

He then beat her with a piece of wood, all the while threatening to kill her.

After going through this for about two weeks, she tried to escape, but didn’t make it.

In retaliation for her failed bid for freedom, Matthews then beat her more severely, broke her teeth by shoving a gun into her mouth, burned her inner thighs with a hot iron, and mutilated her genitals with a screwdriver he’d heated up with a cigarette lighter.

After a month, Matthews dumped her off at the door to his own mother’s apartment, demanding she tell her that she’d been assaulted after prostituting herself to a man she met on Craigslist.

He’d rung the doorbell to his mother’s apartment and run off.

She was taken to Woodhull Hospital in septic shock due to a serious infection, and was also suffering from fractured ribs, damage to her spine, a lacerated liver, a fractured nose, burns all over her body, and open wounds, some of which were so deep that bone was exposed.

He’s been convicted of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

The victim is still recovering in the hospital and her condition has been upgraded from critical to stable.

 

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