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A psychiatrist father of two has been killed in a heinous robbery after being seen in a park where gay men gather, a jury heard today.
Dr Gary Jenkins, 54, suffered horrific injuries when he was brutally attacked in the shadow of Cardiff Castle in Bute Park, Cardiff, on July 20 last year.
A court heard that the beauty spot was known as a place where “gay men have sex”, and the attack was “somehow homophobic.
Jason Edwards 25, Lee William Strickland, 36, and a 17-year-old girl, whose name cannot be identified for legal reasons, have been charged with Jenkins’s murder.
Dr. Jenkins was rushed to hospital with a brain injury after a witness desperately tried to help at the scene.
Judge Daniel Williams outlined the case for the prosecution before jurors at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.
He said: ‘The incident which resulted in the death of Gary Jenkins took place in the early hours of July 20 last year in the Bute Park area of central Cardiff.
‘The case for the prosecution is that all three defendants were involved in Gary Jenkins stealing a bag he was carrying.
The three then subjected him to a very severe stroke from which he died 16 days later.
The prosecution’s case is that they assaulted a witness who tried to intervene. Lee Strickland, charged with the murder of Mr. Jenkins
‘This area of Bute Park is known to be an area where gay men have sex together. The prosecution says the attack on Gary Jenkins was somehow homophobic.
Dr Jenkins suffered an “insurmountable” brain injury and died 16 days later at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
The consultant psychiatrist worked for Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust and was described as a “loving father of two children”.
In a statement, his family said: “We are saddened to announce the untimely death of Dr. Gary Jenkins, who was a loving father to two wonderful daughters.”
‘He lived his life happily with love, music, creativity and dedication to his profession.’
The trial, scheduled for the last four weeks, begins tomorrow.