Young lady, 18, battered by boyfriend is left for all time cerebrum harmed as bits of her skull ended up wedged in her brain.
Megan McPartlin, 18, was attacked by her controlling ex Aaron Worthington, 23. They were celebrating New Year’s Eve at their home in Chorley, Lancashire, England when he knocked Megan unconscious and punched her until she was barely alive.
Megan couldn’t walk after the attack. She also suffered three brain injuries, fractures to her right eye and face and a bleed on the brain. It took surgeons five hours to remove pieces of her broken skull from her brain and replace it with a metal plate, saving her life.
Seven months have passed since the attack but Megan says she is still in pain and can feel the metal screws placed in her head.
Megan is standing up now to offer want to casualties of maltreatment and let them know there’s promising end to present circumstances.
Aaron was imprisoned for 27 months at Preston Crown Court a month ago subsequent to conceding to offensive substantial mischief (GBH) without purpose. He was indicted for a Section 20 offense, which conveys the most reduced greatest sentence of the two GBH charges.
Megan pummeled the sentence as “pitiful” and fears he will be let out when one year from now, in spite of the fact that the Crown Prosecution Service couldn’t affirm this.
Recalling the merciless assault at their home, told MetroUK: “It was 5 am on New Year’s Day and we’d been drinking. He hit me once and I kicked him. He hit me again and everything went dark. At that point, I woke up and he wouldn’t get me a rescue vehicle, he was calling me ’emotional’.
“At that point, my neighbor came round and called one. It turned out I had a seep on the mind and had hours on my life.”
Worthington was arrested after Megan’s family phoned the police from her bedside in the hospital.
Reacting to the light sentence her abuser got, Megan said: “The justice system is an absolute joke. I don’t know why there is one. People get sent down for drugs for God knows how long and somebody who nearly killed an 18-year-old girl from three brain injuries has got this sentence. It’s pathetic.
“What if I had died? It’s like my life is only worth a couple of months.”
Megan says her brain injuries affect “every aspect” of her life and she listed all the ways she her life has been permanently affected.
Megan met Aaron when she was 16. They were in a relationship for two and a half years. It didn’t start out violent but within a year, he started smacking her. From there, he graduated to punching her. She said she now knows he was manipulating her, but she felt “trapped” at the time. She said she cried every day while in the relationship and lost her confidence.
She said: “I did threaten to leave many times but he was having none of it. He threw my bags, broke my things and stood at the door so I couldn’t go. But I didn’t really want to go, I was completely smitten by him. No matter what he did, he was always in the right and I was in the wrong. That’s how he made me feel. Everything I did was wrong. But it was really him.”
Megan hopes to inspire other victims to speak up and escape abusive relationships