“Persistent and vicious.”
“Aggressive and intimidating.”
These are some of the descriptions of the physical and emotional bullying Brodie Panlock was subjected to by the four men convicted and fined for their role in her suicide.
That’s them (clockwise from top left): Marc Luis Da Cruz, Nicholas Smallwood, Rhys MacAlpine and Gabriel Toomey. I described what they did to her in my last blog. It is a harrowing list which includes putting rat poison in her bag and telling her to take it. Four men acting in a pack against a vulnerable teenage girl.
As Brodie’s mother said today, “They drove her to the edge and they pushed her over.”
For this they were fined a total of $115,000. It doesn’t seem that much really, for what happened to Brodie.