A teenage girl has been found guilty along with two men of the homophobic murder of a doctor in a Cardiff park.
Dionne Timms-Williams, 17, was seen laughing as she punched and kicked father-of-two Dr Gary Jenkins, 54, during a brutal robbery in Bute Park, Cardiff.
Dr Jenkins visited the park ‘looking for sexual contact with other men’ on July 20 last year, while his three killers were looking to rob ‘vulnerable gay men’, a court heard.
A witness who tried to save Dr Jenkins as he begged for his life described Timms-Williams as ‘f****** evil’ and ‘sadistic’.
During the trial, Timms-Williams, who was 16 at the time, claimed she took part in the attack alongside Jason Edwards, 25, and Lee Strickland, 36, because she was ‘scared for her life’ if she did not join in.
Dr Jenkins suffered multiple severe brain injuries and died in hospital 16 days on August 5.
Prosecutor Dafydd Enoch QC said the attack had been ‘motivated by greed, homophobia and straight-up violence’.
Timms-Williams, who was 16 at the time, is believed not to have known Edwards or Strickland before that night.
After meeting them in Queen Street and accepting a can of cider, she walked with them to the Esso garage in Cathedral Road, where she paid for more cans of alcohol.
The trio then entered Bute Park and spent time in the seating area outside the Summerhouse Cafe, opposite the Millennium Bridge.
A key part of the prosecution’s evidence was an audio recording of the attack taken from a CCTV camera in the cafe.
It gave the sickening account of how Dr Jenkins was ‘cruelly beaten, robbed, tortured and left for dead’.
Beginning just before 1am, Dr Jenkins can be heard repeatedly yelling ‘leave me alone’ and ‘get off me’.
Timms-Williams shouts ‘money’ and ‘now’ before Edwards shouts homophobic slurs in a Liverpool accent.
Dr Jenkins repeatedly pleaded for his life, asking ‘why?’ and ‘please, stop it’.
His moans of pain become quieter before he is unable to speak any more.
Timms-Williams is then heard saying ‘get down’, ‘do it all over again’, ‘do it’ and ‘hit him again’.
Another male voice at one point says: ‘Stamp on his head. Stamp on his head too.’ Another says ‘keep going’ and ‘oh, let me stamp on him again’.
The attack lasts for 15 minutes, after which Timms-Williams says: ‘Yeah, I needed that.’
Witness Louis Williams attempts to intervene throughout the attack before the three attackers assault him.
He told police how he attempted to lie on top of Dr Jenkins to shield him from the repeated kicks and punches.
Following the attack, Strickland bought a bottle of whiskey with Dr Jenkins’ debit card, while Timms-Williams and Edwards hugged and kissed each other.
Dr Jenkins’ blood was later found on one of Edwards’ black Fila trainers.
When questioned by police, Edwards denied being in Bute Park but said it was a ‘dirty park’ because gay men go there.
Strickland was stopped by plain clothes police that same night, and found with cut knuckles. His blood was discovered inside the pocket of Dr Jenkins’ jeans.
The clothes worn by Timms-Williams that night were never found, with the prosecution claiming she was ‘forensically aware’ and intentionally got rid of them.
Judge Daniel Williams said the trio will be sentenced at a later date.