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n his car after furious row over taking SELFIE with their elderly fatherAn angry brother, who mowed down his sister in his car

after a family row over a selfie, has been jailed for nine years. Carmelo Pappalardo was branded wicked and vindictive by a judge after his sister was so badly injured she spent six-and-a-half weeks in hospital. His sister Anna Sciara was sent flying into the air from the impact and suffered multiple fractures to her pelvi皇家极速.时时彩计划群稳赚 s and hairline fractures to her ribs. Her older brother then drove away from the scene in his Fiat leaving her lying in a hedge and unable to move. The pair had argued just minutes earlier when the brother refused to let Anna and another sister, Rita, take a photograph of themselves with their elderly father at his maisonette in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Anna Sciara was injured by her brother Read MoreRelated ArticlesGrassroots manager described as father figure in football dies after suffering heart attack on touchline On Tuesday, Pappalardo, 57, appeared at St Albans crown court to be sentenced, while his sisters watched from the public gallery. Judge Stephen Warner told Pappalardo “I am satisfied you left that house feeling enraged.” He said as he drove away Pappalardo spotted Anna walking in a nearby street and deliberately drove his car into her. “You swerved towards her at somewhere between 15 and 21 miles per hour. She could hear the sound of the engine as if it was being forced. She had no time to get out of the way.” The judge then told the Pappalardo: “Its hard to understand however angry you were, how you could use your car as a weapon by deliberately driving it at her intending to cause her really serious harm. It was a wicked and vindictive act.” Last month month Pappalardo

, a former hospital worker, was acquitted of a charge of attempting to murder Anna, but found guilty instead of causing her grievous bodily harm with i

ntent. Carmelo Pappalardo was jailed for nine years Read MoreRelated ArticlesMan accidentally ran over and killed wife during countryside motorbike ride to celebrate her recovery from cancer He was also convicted of doing an act intended to pervert the course of justice by throwing away his car keys after the incident. The jury found the Pappalardo, of New Bury Meadows, Hatfield Broad Oak near Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire, not guilty of a charge of battery involving Rita during the argument at their father’s home. The jury was told how simmering family tensions had boiled over into violent rage on Friday, April 21 last year when Anna and Rita visited their dementia suffering father, Salvatore, who is in his 80s. Already at the house that morning in Saffron Close Hoddesdon was their brother, Yorkshire-born Carmelo. Relations between the two sisters on one side, and their brother, were already under strain. They weren’t happy about the care their father was receiving from a care agency brought in by their brother and wanted to bring in another company. Two months earlier Rita had made a complaint to the police because of concerns she had that her brother was “financially abusing” their father’s bank account. The police took no action. Anna wanted a photo with her elderly father Read MoreRelated ArticlesTwo-year-old boy who died in horrific car crash is named while his mum fights for life in hospital In the witness box Anna told the jury that when she and her sister went into their father’s home that morning she heard her brother say in an “aggressive” tone “What are they doing here?” Mrs

Sciara said that after they went to the kitchen with their f

ather to make “Italian coffee, the old man asked for a selfie to be taken with them. “It was going to be taken on my phone, but we didn’t get to that point,” she said. She went on: ”Carmelo became aggressive. He said: ‘We are not having any f***ing photos of yours in this house. We said we are his daughters, it’s not your house and we would like to put a photo on the wall. We don’t see a problem. “He

didn’t want us to have a photo of our own dad. He made it quite clear and it all got a bit heated.” She said: “We said It’s not your home, you don’t dictate here. I said ‘I have got a right to a picture with my dad and my sister. That’s my flesh and blood.” The sister told the jury that their brother had put up lots of photos on the walls showing himself and his own family with Salvatore, which she described as being “wall to wall.” “But there were none of myself or my sister with my dad. None of my family, my children with their grandad or my sister Rita’s as well,” she told the court. Read MoreRelated ArticlesGrieving mum claims newborns baby sons life support was switched off even though he was NOT brain dead She said previously when she had put up a photo in their fathers home showing herself and her husband, her brother had taken it down and put it in a bin in the kitchen. “All I got told was that it wasn’t wanted,” she said. As the argument continued, Mrs Sciara said her brother became abusive and hurled insults at Rita and made derogatory remarks about her family. She alleged he then lunged forward and grabbed Rita by the throat and shoved her against a wall in the hallway, telling her “I am going to f***ing kill you.’ Mrs Sciara told the court: “I said ‘You have got to go through me before you do anything to my sister.” Mrs Sciara said her brothe

r had hold of Rita for “a few seconds” before releasing his grip and turning to her and saying “You’ll have yours coming.” She said she was frightened and moments later she and her sister left the maisonette. The jury heard Rita Pappalardo drove away in her car, but Mrs Sciara left on foot because she planned to meet her cousin in a nearby street. She said she was in Norris Lane in Hoddesdon waiting for her cousin to arrive in his car when she saw her brother’s Blue Fiat 600 travelling towards a T Junction nearby. Read MoreRelated ArticlesIm not ashamed to call you my daddy: Grieving daughters tributes to dead burglar dad left outside pensioners home But instead of turning at the junction, she said there was a “screeching” of its tyres as it reversed before turning i

nto the road where she was standing between two parked cars. Mrs Sciara said the car came towards her travelling in the centre of the road. “There was one driver and that driver was Carmelo,” she said, adding that the car was making a lot of noise. “It was the sound of a foot being put down, as if you are making the car go faster than it wants to go,” she said

. She went on: ”I looked and we locked eyes.” Mrs Sciara told the court her brother had an “aggressive” look and his face was red. “I saw the eyes. “The car came straight at me. I heard this noise in my left ear. It was like a whoosh sound.” She said she heard the sound of glass being “shattered” and went on: ”I think I lost consciousness. I felt as if I was lifted. My legs had gone from underneath. There wasnt time for me to move. “I couldn’t have gone anywhere with the speed of the car. You look and you are like a rabbit in the headlights. Read MoreRelated ArticlesFlights cancelled as thick fog causes cha

os while Brits told to brace for heavy rain as weather warning issued Following the collision, Pappalardo left his sister lying in the road and drove six miles to the village of Bayford where he abandoned the car in a car park, threw away the keys and caught a bus to Hertford. Despite a claim by the brother after his arrest that it had been an accident, an investigation of the collision scene by police concluded that the Fiat h

ad been steered into a gap between parked cars when it hit Mrs Sciara. Investigators worked out that the car had been travelling at between 15 and 21 miles per hour when it struck Mrs Sciara in the area of her hip, sending her flying into the air. Pappalardo was told that when he is released from prison he will be subject to a three year driving ban.