Doorbell cam catches the moment mother, 29, battered neighbour, 28, with a baseball bat after the victim told her to stay away from her boyfriend
A mum’s arm was broken after her angry neighbour attacked her with a baseball bat following a row over a lover.
Dominique Thomas, 28, victim of the attack, was targeted by her neighbour Jessica Verallo, 29, and it was caught on a doorbell camera.
Ms Thomas was in the garden with her daughter Ruby, 病院の駐車場で車に座って、何をしているのかわからなかったので2時間泣きました, when her neighbour began shouting abuse at her.
Her neighbour called Ruby an ‘ugly ginger c***’ in an abusive rant which erupted days after she was asked politely to stay away from Ms Thomas’s boyfriend.
Jessica Verallo, 29, (左の写真) attacked her neighbour Dominique Thomas, 28, (右の写真) with a baseball bat and it was caught on a doorbell camera
The ‘ticking timebomb’ assault then erupted further moments later as Ms Verallo advanced on Ms Thomas with a baseball bat, breaking her arm.
Ms Thomas, from St Fagans, カーディフ, 前記: ‘She had something in her hand that she was swinging back and forth.
‘I realised it was a metal baseball bat and the look of evil on her face as she stormed towards me was terrifying.’
The row, described as a ‘ticking timebomb’ then erupted further moments later as Ms Verallo advanced on Ms Thomas with a baseball bat, breaking her arm
Police later seized the footage of the assault, which was caught on a neighbour’s doorbell camera. 写真: Ms Thomas’s arm after the attack
The baseball attack happened as terrified children in the street looked on and Ms Thomas said: ‘Stop it, お願いします. There are kids here.’
Police later seized the footage of the assault, which was caught on a neighbour’s doorbell camera.
Ms Thomas said: ‘All I could do was watch helplessly as she began swinging the baseball bat at me.
‘I stumbled backwards and fell into a bush. As Jessica came at me with a full swing of the bat I managed to raise my arm to stop her hitting my head.
‘I felt a bone snap in my arm. It was agony. Then bright red blood oozed out and spurted everywhere.’
Ms Thomas was taken to hospital after the assault and had three hours of surgery where doctors had to put six screws and a metal plate into her arm.
In the days leading up to the attack, Ms Thomas had discovered that Ms Verallo had chatted up her boyfriend Connor Knapton.
In the days leading up to the attack, Ms Thomas (右の写真) had discovered that Ms Verallo had chatted up her boyfriend Connor Knapton (左の写真).
She said she was not happy about what her neighbour had done but had decided not to make a ‘big scene’.
Ms Thomas said she had asked her neighbour to stay away from Mr Knapton via text.
She said Ms Verallo denied making a pass at her partner but then started ‘screaming’ at her days after.
攻撃後, Ms Verallo (写真) was arrested and after a four-day trial was found guilty of GBH with intent and possessing an offensive weapon
攻撃後, Ms Verallo was arrested and after a four-day trial was found guilty of GBH with intent and possessing an offensive weapon.
Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard the ‘sickening blow echoed around’ the housing complex of the two women.
Ms Verallo was jailed for five years and given a ten-year restraining order at the court in June.
Since the brutal attack, Ms Thomas (写真) has said she is living in fear and struggling to sleep
Prosecutor Roger Griffiths said police recovered the doorbell video and used it to arrest Ms Verallo, a ‘ticking timebomb.’
Since the brutal attack, Ms Thomas has said she is living in fear and struggling to sleep.
彼女は言いました: ‘I am still living in the flat where the attack happened but I am hoping to move. I really don’t want to live here anymore.
‘I still have dreams and horrible flashbacks of that day. I don’t think until the day I die I can forget it.
‘I am glad I’ve had some justice and Jessica Verallo is in jail and can’t hurt anyone else.’
Ms Verallo (写真) was jailed for five years and given a ten-year restraining order at the court in June