Man High On Bath Salts Beat Seven-Year-Old Girl Unconscious To Steal Her Bicycle

Man High On Bath Salts Beat Seven-Year-Old Girl Unconscious To Steal Her Bicycle
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Byron Syvinski has been convicted of assault and robbery charges after he beat up a then-seven-year-old. The 34-year-old from Anchorage was trying to steal the girl’s bike while high on bath salts.

On Wednesday, Syvinski was convicted of robbery and six counts of assault for the June 2011 attack, where he punched Am-Marie Martin in the head.

Martin was knocked unconscious when Syvinski hit her several more times.

KTUU reported that the child, who is now eight years old, was present in the courtroom to hear the verdict. However, she did not testify during the trial.

Am-Marie suffered from skull fractures and a brain injury. Although she has recovered, her mother claims that her daughter still suffers from headaches and has difficulties reading and writing.

Police described Syvinski as delirious during his arrest. The defense claim that the attack was on bath salts, but there were no traces of the drug in his system following the attack.

During the trial, the doctor who treated Syvinski after the attack confirmed the diagnosis of drug-induced psychosis, rejecting the idea that the defendant was suffering from a mental illness.

Earlier this week, Martin’s mother, Andrea Dunwoody, took the stand and told the jury about the events of June 5, 2011.

‘I saw her laying on the ground, she was coming in and out of consciousness, she was crying. I tried to calm her down and told her not to move and that everything was going to be okay,’ said Dunwoody, according to KTVA.

Syvinki allegedly tried to steal a bag from a young neighbor. After he attacked the teenager and his father, he began attacking Martin, who was standing in her driveway, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

Syvinski punched Martin twice in the head and took her pink bicycle, prosecutors said. He then hit her several more times and went through her pockets.

Neighbors held down Syvinski until police arrived.

In the course of the trial, the jury also learned that the day before the attack, Syvinski was taken to the Providence Alaska Medical Center‘s psychiatric unit threatening suicide, and was discharged with a diagnosis of insomnia.

State court records show that Syvinski has a long history of criminal charges and convictions, including theft, firearms violations, assault, robbery, and domestic violence.

Dunwoody said she planned to sue Syvinski for daughter’s medical bills. She is also suing the people responsible for his release from the mental hospital.

Martin told reporters outside of the courtroom that she was happy with the verdict.

Like I can finally go outside without someone being right next to me.

Syninski never took the stand. He faces up to 41 years in prison when he is sentenced on October 26.

Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In World

World Emily Arata

Racial Profiling Experiment Shows How Cops Treat People Differently (Video)

When YouTubers Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar began filming their latest video in their “cultural clothing,” they noticed police were nearly always close by. So, the pair filmed something of a social experiment. Dressed in Western clothing, they argued in front of a police officer, who didn’t react. But, when one wore a headscarf and robe, […]

World Emily Arata

Man Gets Caught With Five Wives, Seven Fiancées And Five Girlfriends

Sonko Tijan once joked that Austrians couldn’t tell black men apart. He was proven wrong after a little social media research led investigators to his five wives, seven fiancées and at least five girlfriends, none of whom were aware of one another. The 28-year-old, originally from Gambia, was caught in his own web of lies […]

Also On Elite

World

Playboy Model Thought She Could Get Away With Smuggling 90lb Of Molly

A model who once posed at a Playboy open call has been arrested after authorities found that she had flown into California with tens of thousands of Ecstasy pills. Krista Boseley, 30, arrived at John Wayne airport from Las Vegas in a private plane flown by Gilles Lapointe, 61. The two Canadian citizens had their […]

World

Harvard Scientists Have Taken A Huge Step Toward A Cure For Diabetes

A Harvard professor may have found a way to replicate the blood sugar-controlling cells that are destroyed by the immune systems of people with diabetes. With this discovery, researchers are one step closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes. Professor Doug Melton and his team used stem cells to artificially create new beta cells. Melton […]

World

ISIS Militants Reportedly Seen Flying Captured Fighter Planes Over Syria

The Islamic State has been flying fighter jets seized from the Syrian army over the country’s military airport. The Huffington Post states that three military planes were reported to be seen over al-Jarrah airport, also under the militant group’s control, by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based organization overseeing the conflict. If confirmed, this […]

Envision

Somebody Turned A VW Beetle Into A Rocket With A Jet Engine (Photo)

Jet-powered vehicles seem to be trending pretty heavily these days. Not too long ago, we introduced you to this insane jet-powered RC fighter jet. This time, it’s all about a Volkswagen Beetle modified to hold a jet engine. We’re not sure why anyone would want to do this, but it looks like a science fair […]

Film

System Of A Down And ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Mashup Is Weirdly Perfect

This next video might be the best mashup I’ve seen in a long time. And I’ve seen a lot of mashups in my day. This one combines “The Wolf of Wall Street” with System of a Down’s “Chop Suey.” Basically, it looks like Leo, as Jordan Belfort, could take Serj Tankian’s job as lead singer […]