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 fatherâ€™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 didnâ€™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 heâ€™d heated up with a cigarette lighter.
After a month, Matthews dumped her off at the door to his own motherâ€™s apartment, demanding she tell her that sheâ€™d been assaulted after prostituting herself to a man she met on Craigslist.
Heâ€™d rung the doorbell to his motherâ€™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.
Heâ€™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.