An 11-year-old boy who was brutally attacked by two brothers in a wooded ravine told the nine-year-old with him 'you go and I'll just die here', a court heard today.
A judge continued to hear horrifying details today of how the two young boys were subjected to a 90-minute violent ordeal by the two brothers, who were 10 and 11 at the time.
Today, Nicholas Campbell QC, prosecuting, continued outlining the prosecution case against the brothers.
Mr Campbell described how, after the brothers left the scene, the younger boy knelt next to the other boy and asked him if he was OK.
Court sketch of the brothers in court with social workers and a female solicitor
The elder boy replied: 'No. I can't see and I can't move my body.'
He went on: 'You go and I'll just die here.'
Yesterday the families of the victims gasped and sobbed as Sheffield Crown Court was shown a mobile phone clip of part of the violence filmed by one of the brothers.
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The judge, Mr Justice Keith, heard the victims were strangled, smashed with bricks, forced to eat nettles, stripped and forced to sexually abuse each other.
The elder boy was seriously injured when pieces of a ceramic sink were dropped on his head.
Today is the second day of a three-day sentencing exercise which is expected to conclude tomorrow.
Mr Campbell said the younger victim left the scene and soon came across a local man who noticed he was covered in blood and had an obvious wound on his arm.
Two girls also came across the blood-soaked youngster.
Derek Wright, who lived on Auburn Road, Edlington, saw the youngster and laughed at first because he thought he had been painted, the prosecutor said.
When he realised the boy was covered in blood and shivering he took him into his home, the court heard.
Eventually the young victim told Mr Wright about the older boy, saying: 'He's down there but he can't see.'
He said: 'Some boys have beat me up with long sticks.'
The court heard how at this point the boy's eyes started to roll and it seemed he was going into shock.
Mr Campbell said the younger victim's parents then arrived at Mr Wright's home followed by paramedics.
He said a medic 'was able to see bone and a lot of mud amidst the blood'.
Mr Wright's sons, Trevor and Ian, then began to search for the second boy as the police were alerted, the judge heard.
'It took some time to find (the boy) and it was Ian Wright who stumbled upon him,' Mr Campbell said.
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'Through the trees he saw (him) lying face down on the ground at the bottom of a ravine.'
The court heard Mr Wright found the boy with the bottom half of his body naked. He was wearing only a T-shirt on the upper half.
It was told Mr Wright found a branch stuck to the youngster's face but decided not to remove it because one of the thorns was embedded in his cheek.
As the boy slipped into unconsciousness, Mr Wright feared he had died. He said at the time: 'There didn't appear to be any life in him.'
Mr Campbell said Mr Wright was so upset he ran off when the air ambulance arrived, smashing his head on branches as he fled.
A doctor who arrived with the air ambulance found the elder victim to be 'unresponsive', with shallow breathing and a weak pulse, the judge heard.
The doctor decided to work on the boy in the helicopter for some time before it took off.
She noted his temperature was just 28.5C - a sign of severe hypothermia, the judge was told.
The boy was later admitted to the intensive care unit at Sheffield Children's Hospital. Mr Campbell said he had a range of injuries all over his body, including fractures to his face.
The boy was kept on artificial ventilation at the hospital for two days.
The prosecutor said: 'Had he lain undiscovered for very much longer, (the hospital consultant) is of the opinion that the outcome could well have been a fatal one.'
Mr Campbell said the other boy's injuries were not life-threatening. The most graphic was the wound on his left forearm.
The prosecutor said: 'But he received many less serious injuries, as did (the other boy), covering his whole body.' He noted a series of thorns were taken from his feet.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1244984/I-stopped-arms-aching-Horrific-confession-11-year-old-sadist-tortured-young-boys.html