A tortured dad-of-two was forced to eat one of his own testicles before his dead body was dumped on wasteland and eaten by animals, a court heard. Jimmy Prout, 45, is also said to have had his teeth knocked out with a hammer and chisel by a gang of four who had been his pals, a jury was told.
Ann Corbett, 26, Zahid Zaman, 43, Myra Wood, 50, and Kay Rayworth, 56, are said to have dumped Jimmy’s body in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, in February last year. All four deny murder and causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult. They have all pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.
Jimmy is said to have become an “easy target” before being subjected to a horrific campaign of abuse. Paul Greaney QC, prosecuting, said: “Awfully, on one occasion, Jimmy Prout’s scrotum was sliced open and his testicle was removed; he was then forced to eat it … The prosecution case is that the four defendants took part in that violence against Jimmy Prout, either inflicting injuries directly or assisting or encouraging the other members of the group to do so. In the end, this conduct was to cause the death of Jimmy Prout.”