A florist, 22, 'obsessed by men' has walked free from court after luring her abusive ex-partner into a trap so her new lover could beat him so badly with baseball bat his 'brain matter' was splattered on a pavement.
Crystal Culhane, 22, was given a suspended sentence after luring her former partner, Paul Flory into a trap where he was attacked by her new man, James White, in August 2019.
Mr Flory, 33, miraculously escaped death when his head was split open in the frenzied attack which saw White corner him in an alleyway and 'beat his brains out'.
James White, 22, had been persuaded to carry out the beating by 'manipulative liar' Crystal Culhane, also 22, who was obsessed by men.
But while White got 11 years, Culhane was given a suspended sentence after she claimed a car accident left her with post traumatic stress disorder.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Crystal Culhane, 22, (pictured outside the Old Bailey) was given a suspended sentence for luring her abusive ex-partner, Paul Flory, into a trap so her new lover could beat him
The Old Bailey heard White and Culhane rekindled their teenage romance over an Indian meal on 18 August 2019, and White brought Culhane back to his flat in Dovedale Close, Harefield, west London for a night of passion.
But Culhane was also dating 33-year-old Paul Flory, despite his history of violence against her.
Impressed by White's flat and flash lifestyle, Culhane used him to get Mr Flory out of her life that same night.
In a series of text messages she told Mr Flory where she was and waited for him to turn up on White's doorstep at approximately 1:30am.
White armed himself with a baseball bat and headed outside to batter Mr Flory - who was left with horrific injuries to his head and body and found in a critical condition by members of the public.
One of the police officers called to the scene, PC Dean Williams, said he spotted what he 'suspected to be brain matter' along with 'claret' [blood] splattered on the pavement.
Prosecutor Tyrone Silcott said: 'Brain matter was seen coming out of his head by witnesses.
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James White, 22, (pictured) had been persuaded to carry out the beating by 'manipulative liar' Crystal Culhane who lured Mr Flory to the location. White armed himself with a baseball bat and cornered Mr Flory in an alleyway and 'beat his brains out'
'Mr White had literally beaten his brains out.'
Mr Flory was rushed to hospital where paramedics managed to save his life.
Police recovered the bat containing DNA belonging to White while Culhane was caught by her text messages luring the victim to her lover's home.
White was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and Culhane was convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent following a trial at the Old Bailey.
Judge Sarah Munro, said Culhane was a 'determined, persuasive and manipulative liar' capable of conning professionals into sympathising with her.
'Crystal Culhane did not, as the jury found, intend you (White) to attack him as brutally as you did but she did intend I am sure that you cause him considerable harm.
'She did not anticipate that you would use a weapon.
'You took the baseball bat with you either from the flat or from one of your vehicles, and as you now accept, you cornered Paul Flory in an alleyway and you battered him all over his head and body, literally beating his brains out.
'The attack lasted no more than 50 seconds and you left him for dead as you ran back to your flat with the bat, wiping the bat on the grass as you fled.
'Through the evidence, the reports and my