A teenage girl was left with a fractured skull and permanent brain damage after her boyfriend almost killed her.
Megan McPartlin, 18, has bravely talked about the terrible wounds inflicted by her former Aaron Worthington, 23. They celebrated New Year’s Eve at her home when she left Megan unconscious and hit her to the pulp.
Megan was unable to walk after the attack and suffered three brain injuries, fractures in the right eye and face, and hemorrhage in the brain. It took the surgeons five hours to remove pieces of his broken skull and replace it with a metal plate, saving her life.
Seven months later, the brave caregiver says she still feels pain and can feel the metal screws in her head. She believes she is “lucky to be alive,” but she wants other victims of abusive relationships to know that “there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
Recalling the brutal attack at his home in Chorley, Lancashire, he told Metro.co.uk: “It was 5 am on New Year’s Day and we had been drinking.”
‘He hit me once and I kicked him. He hit me again and everything went black. Then I woke up and he didn’t get me an ambulance, he was calling me dramatic. Then my neighbor came and called one. It turned out that I had a hemorrhage in my brain and had hours in my life.’
Worthington was arrested after Megan’s family phoned the police from her hospital bed. He was jailed for 27 months in Preston Crown Court a few months back after pleading guilty to serious bodily harm (GBH) without intent.
Worthington was convicted of a Section 20 offense, which carries the lowest maximum sentence of the two GBH charges. Megan called the phrase “pathetic” and fears that he will be released next year, although the Crown Prosecutor Service could not confirm it.