November 22, 2009
Francis Murphy Didn’t Want His Ex-Girlfriend To “See” Other Men - Sentenced After Gouging Out Woman’s Eyeball, Throwing It From Balcony
Edinburgh, Scotland (The Weekly Vice) - Francis Murphy, a 26-year-old Scottish man was jailed after he gouged out his former girlfriend’s eyeball and threw it over a balcony.
According to police, Murphy used a metal coat hanger last May to gouge out the eye of his former girlfriend, 27-year-old Natalie Farrell. He then threw her eye from an eight floor balcony of her home.
Investigators say that Farrell ended her 10-year relationship with Murphy and found another boyfriend.
Murphy came to her home, attacked her new boyfriend, then grabbed her and stated that he was going to take her eye out because he never wanted her to look at other men again with both eyes..
Murphy tried to get his thumb and two fingers into her eye to pull it out, but that didn’t work so he went for a coat hanger. He then strangled her until she blacked out and proceeded to take out her eye.
When Farrell regained conciseness, her eye was on her cheek hanging by the optic nerve. Murphy then ripped it off and threw it over the balcony. Friends who witnessed the incident found it lying in the street and gave it to paramedics. They were not able to re-attach Farrell’s eye. She is still being assessed for an artificial eye.
Murphy’s defense attorney blamed his actions on tangled emotions, drugs, and drinking - stating that Murphy was struggling to come to terms with what had happened.
Judge John Morris, who sentenced Murphy, described his crimes as “almost medieval in their barbarity, which would make any right-thinking person recoil in horror."
Murphy was jailed on charges of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 12 years.
The Weekly Vice
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