A person who repeatedly stamped on his housemate’s head and took selfies with him as he lay severely injured on the ground has been jailed.
Jonathan Shutler, 28, went to mattress after the brutal assault and didn’t name for medical assist till greater than 13 hours later – on the suggestion of a good friend.
Victim Wayne Pepper, 48, was positioned right into a medically induced coma, after struggling a number of facial fractures and traumatic harm to his mind tissue.
Following the assault, he now wants a strolling stick and has issues with stability and long-term reminiscence.
Shutler instructed police he thought the battle began over a catapult he had stolen from Mr Pepper every week or so earlier.
He was jailed for eight years with an prolonged licence of three years after launch, having pleaded responsible to inflicting grievous bodily hurt with intent.
Judge Gregory Dickinson QC, stated of Shutler’s sufferer: ‘Time will tell if he ever makes a full recovery’.
Nottingham Crown Court heard how Shutler uploaded the pictures to Facebook, following the assault on April 6, this 12 months, at Radford-based YMCA lodging the place the pair had been dwelling.
CCTV footage confirmed the horrific assault, which noticed Shutler stamp on Mr Pepper’s head 10 instances, utilizing a wall and a cooker to maintain his stability.
Over the course of three hours, Shutler additionally stole cash from his pockets, flicked cigarette ash on his head and stood over his physique pouring the contents of a can of alcohol over him.
The attacker watched tv and drank alcohol as Mr Pepper – who began the bodily battle – lay wounded on the lounge ground close by.
Alan Murphy, prosecuting, stated: ‘Within 20 seconds of the beginning of the battle, Shutler had plainly received the higher of Mr Pepper.
‘He held him on the floor and rained a flurry of punches to his head’.
When one other resident got here into the room and tried to calm the scenario, Shutler took benefit of Mr Pepper wanting away to land a forceful punch to the facet of his head.
Mr Pepper tripped over a chair and Shutler then launched ‘what can only be described as a savage attack on the prostrate Mr Pepper’, stated Mr Murphy.
The footage confirmed Shutler then going to mattress, leaving Mr Pepper immobile on the ground, who got here spherical however was unable to elevate himself off the ground.
Shutler received up the following morning, put his bloodstained clothes into the washer and contacted a good friend to go for breakfast.
When they returned, his good friend urged Shutler name an ambulance when he noticed the wounded sufferer on the ground.
Mr Pepper had a Glasgow Coma Score of seven/15 – indicative of potential extreme mind damage and was positioned right into a medically-induced coma.
He was transferred to a high-dependency unit, then a serious trauma unit, and he is now at a warden aided complicated within the Nottinghamshire space.
His sister, Lisa Pepper, stated in an announcement: ‘He is not the brother I used to know. At times, I don’t recognise who he is’.
Shutler had earlier convictions for violence, together with fracturing a person’s cranium by hitting him with a golf membership.