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'Sadistic' girl, 16, 'laughed as trio tortured doctor to death at popular gay park'

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court has head.The teenager, who cannot be named due to her age, and two older men are accused of targeting and torturing Dr Gary Jenkins at a well-known gay haunt.

Dr Jenkins, 54, died of a severe brain injury two weeks later. The girl denies murder along with Jason Edwards, 25, and Lee Strickland, 36, with all three admitting to manslaughter, robbery and assaulting a witness who tried to stop the violent attack in July last year.Dafydd Enoch QC, prosecuting, said the girl "took the lead" in the assault in Bute Park, next to Cardiff Castle.He told the court: "The chilling attack was recorded by a nearby CCTV camera and she can be heard shouting 'money' at the top of her voice."Edwards can be heard saying "stamp his head, stamp his head" while the unnamed girl calls Dr Jenkins various names, the court heard.The prosecution said the father-of-two was heard pleading for the gang to stop hurting him during an attack that Mr Enoch says lasted "the best part of 15 minutes"."He was beaten so badly he died in hospital two weeks later," he added. "They knew what went on in the park late at night and the vulnerable nature of the people who frequented that area".To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.Mr Enoch added: "He pleads over and over until he can speak no more, then he moans and grunts as the life is kicked out of him."The girl claimed she only "half-heartedly" joined the attack because she was scared of the two older men.But Mr Enoch said: "She was no wilting flower caught up in something that was not her making.

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