Anthony Matthews

Anthony Matthews

Crimes: Kidnapping, Assault, Torture

Anthony Matthews has earned his moniker “The Beast of Brooklyn”. He never really was a decent human being judging from his criminal history. As a teenager he’d served 18 months in a juvenile facility on a weapons charge. As an adult he’d spent 12 years in Attica prison for shooting a man in an elevator. He’d been denied parole 4 times because, in the words of the parole board, “there is a reasonable probability [Anthony Matthews] would not live and remain at liberty without violating the law. [His] release is incompatible with the welfare and safety of the community.”

Well, the parole board was right. Anthony Matthews of Brooklyn, New York was utterly incapable of living a decent, law-abiding life.

The hellbeast had had a girlfriend. I’m not going to use her name because the hell she was made to suffer shouldn’t follow her forever. Let’s call her TG (short for The Girlfriend).

While Anthony Matthews and TG were in a relationship for 2 years, there were bouts of violence involved. In January 2012, TG wound up in hospital in Peekskill. She indicated then that she’d been raped by Anthony Matthews but refused to cooperate with the prosecution. I don’t know if it was fear or love that stopped her from seeing justice done. It was an unfortunate choice.

Fortunately, shortly after that incident TG had the sense to split up with him. She could have, and should have, gone on with her life without the drama and trauma of being involved with that abusive hellbeast. But she didn’t.

I don’t know if Anthony Matthews turned on the charm, promising a new, happy life together. What I do know is that TG allowed him to pick her up from her Peekskill home and take her to his Bainbridge Street brownstone home in Brooklyn.

The honeymoon phase died immediately, and the reunion turned into a scene from hell. It started with arguments and then accusations of cheating. And then Anthony Matthews released his inner beast. He used phone wire and extension cords to tie TG to a bed. He beat her with a 2-by-4, threatening to kill her.

For two weeks of being restrained and beaten, TG tried to escape. She didn’t succeed, and her attempt brought down the wrath of hell upon her.

Anthony Matthews beat TG even more severely, breaking bones. He shoved a gun into her mouth and broke her teeth. He used an iron to burn her inner thighs. He heated up a screwdriver with a cigarette lighter and used it to mutilate her genitalia.

TG was now allowed to use the bathroom. She had to use a pot on the floor. Of course if she spilled the pot she was beaten.

The torture continued for the entire month of July 2012. TG wound up very near death, and likely Anthony Matthews didn’t want a corpse on his hands. What the monstrous hellbeast did was demand her promise that she would say she’d been assaulted after she’d prostituted herself to a stranger she met on Craigslist. TG promised, and Anthony Matthews dumped her at the door of his own mother’s apartment, rang the doorbell and fled.

Yes, he’s a chicken shit coward on top of everything else.

TG was taken to Woodhull Hospital immediately. She was in critical condition and no wonder. The poor woman was in septic shock from a serious infection. She had broken ribs, a lacerated liver, a damaged spine, a broken nose and burns all over her body. She also had some wounds that were open down to the bone.

When Anthony Matthews was arrested and charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, assault and weapons possession, the judge ordered him held without bail.

Anthony Matthews’ sister came to her brother’s defense. She insisted he was “not an animal” and claimed that the victim was a spurned girlfriend who was trying to frame her “loving and playful” brother. Yes, the sister insisted that the victim had made up the whole story in a sick, twisted effort to win him back. Riiiight.

“I guess she did this to herself to make him feel sorry for her,” said the nasty hellbeast’s devoted sister. I’m sure that at the time she spoke up on her brother’s behalf she didn’t know the extent of the victim’s injuries.

Anthony Matthews

PHOTO: ALEC TABAK FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

In November 2015, Anthony Matthews, 34, went to trial. This time TF cooperated with the prosecutor.

“He’s a vicious predator,” said prosecutor Sabeeha Madni to the jury. “This is an extremely personal crime. The defendant made sure — the locations he burned her — made sure that no one would ever be with her after that, that no one would want to be.”

On November 18, 2015, Anthony Matthews was found guilty of 1st-degree kidnapping and 1st-degree assault. The jury didn’t even need an hour to convict him.

On December 21, 2015, Justice Alan Marrus sentenced Anthony Matthews to 25 years to life.

“This crime was extraordinarily brutal. [The victim] was repeatedly terrorized, brutalized and disfigured,” said Justice Marrus. “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forget the Emergency Service Technician’s testimony when he said he saw her she looked like a zombie.”

As to the sentence, Justice Marrus said, “Due to the nature of the crime, 25 to life is appropriate because that’s the most I can give a murderer and he inflicted outrageous conduct but I won’t give him more than a murderer.”

I hope the victim can now carry on with her life unafraid and proud of putting a certifiable hellbeast into prison for a long, long time. I wish her all the best in the future.

As to Anthony Matthews, I hope he never, ever walks the streets of New York a free man. He’s where he belongs. I can only hope that he experiences the same amount of pain and fear that he dished out to his ex-girlfriend.

NY Daily News article – arrest
NY Daily News article – testimony
NY Post article – guilty
NY Daily News article – sentencing

14 Responses to Anthony Matthews

  1. FlyingLeadChange says:

    Some women are attracted to dangerous men

  2. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Indeed Sadly.

    I cannot Understand the Attraction of some Women to Men who are
    Dangerous to the Point of what has been Described

    • Leah says:

      It’s not an attraction to dangerous men. It is that narcissistic psychopaths are able to maintain normal behavior for long periods of time. The can appear to be the most loving, caring people. Then they begin the cycle of isolation and the abuse increases over time (the frog in a pot of boiling water syndrome). Then thanks to trauma bonding, and/or overwhelming fear and/or economic abuse, the victim is almost incapable of escaping. If she is able to leave, it is the most dangerous time for her and her children, and protection orders only enrage the abuser further and provide no real life protection. A lot of women think that it is safer to be with the abuser and know where he is and try to keep him happy, than to be alone in the world with no recourse and never knowing when or where from he could be coming from to hurt or kill her. I was with my husband for ten years and he was never a “dangerous man” until he had a severe head injury. After that, he proceeded to almost kill me three times. Twice when he DID NOT live with me, and I was in the process of divorcing him. Instead of blaming the victims, why don’t we make abuse completely unacceptable in our society and hold the perpetrators responsible, while offering victims the resources they need to escape? Because your blatant dismissal of abuse only serves to perpetuate the problem…

  3. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Sadistic Well Describes what Happened

    Evil as Well.

    Really what Happened Warrants the Death Penalty

  4. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Given All the Violence and Murder in New York State I would of
    Thought that it would have the Death Penalty to Deal with it.

    It Looks like States in the USA without the Death Penalty have
    more Violence and Murder as Murderers Rapists and other Sickos
    Know they can Get Away with it.

    It is Shocking how Murderers and Psychopathic Thugs are Better Off than Homeless People who are Not Murderers and Psychopathic Thugs
    who

  5. moodymagic says:

    glad he’s gone away. I wish all the best for TG.

  6. Bengalpuss says:

    Flyingleadchange, i could’t agree with you more. I seem to attract knobheads unfortunately, i always end up with an absolute arsehole and have just got shut of another, he basically was verbally abusive and it got to a point where i stopped looking after myself, i felt worthless and stopped taking my medication which in turn screwed my body up and i ended up with 7 absess’s within 3 weeks, the final straw was when he came to my home and took all my food from my home because in his mind he bought it, anyway i rang the police they arrested him but let him go because it was my word 2gainst his, i had to pay a solicitor to get me a non molestation order on him because my babies(cats) were frightened of him, its been 5weeks now and i’m starting to get back to normal. I’ve decided that i don’t want a man i just want to be on my own with morse and hogan(cats) poor TG what she was put through beggars belief, i’m so glad she went to the police and got this pigs arse locked away, as for his sister she’s loyal to her brother but utterly stupid.

    • FlyingLeadChange says:

      Don’t blame yourself, Bengalpuss. I had a similar pattern with women for a while.

      One thing I find helps is to examine where you’re meeting people. Bars, clubs, and things like that tend to attract douchebags of both genders. I started dating girls I met through volunteer activities, church, and sports, and I find they’re a lot better quality people. Maybe that will help if you ever decide to give it another go :)

      • Bengalpuss says:

        Thanks for the advice love, it makes absolute sense what your saying. Its like the people you surround yourself with, at one point i was surrounded by idiots and after a while i started acting like an idiot, i had a eureka moment and sacked all the idiots and only had nice people around me, my mood lifted, i felt ton’s better. The only thing is i had met a guy i thought was ok and he was at first but eventually all that changed, he absolutely made my life a misery. I didn’t get out of bed most days and just lolled about the house in my pyjamas, he’s history now. Thanks for the kind words flyingleadchange. I do volunteer work in a charity shop every saturday and they’re nice people the other volunteers.

  7. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    When Six Thugs Attack One Person they the Thugs and the Villains Not the
    Victim

    I Cannot Stand Out of Touch Liberal Do Gooders who have more Sympathy
    For Six Thugs than the Victim

    Liberal Scum make a Mockery of Justice and the Victim’s Suffering
    wherever in the USA or the UK Thugs and Murderers Paradise

  8. HOOD HOOD76 says:

    He did it he definitely did it rot in hell!!

  9. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Apparently in Chicago some Anti Trump Thugs Kidnapped a Person and ILL
    Treated this Victim live .

    There Needs to be a Life Sentence For Intentional Kidnapping with Assault
    and Injury Added to it

    What Disgusting Scum

  10. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Incitement to Murder of a Decent Person is as Bad as Attempted Murder

    Any so called Journalist or News Reporter who Incites to Murder should be Banned from being a Journalist or News Reporter and should they of Incited to Murder outside the UK Channel Islands and Isle of Man they t Need to be Banned from coming to the United Kingdom Channel Islands and Isle of Man

  11. Bengalpuss. says:

    I just watched a programme called justice by any means and it was about what this piece of shit did to the girlfriend, you should see what he did to her, its mindblowing, she’s got scars all over her body where he’s whipped her. She’s so lucky she survived that hell what he put her through.

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