A heartbroken mother has vowed to stare down all 11 people accused of the bashing death of her teenage son by fronting up to each one’s sentencing hearing.
The teen had allegedly been lured to the home over the false claim he stole a woman’s AirPods.
Jason died in hospital four days later, surrounded by his heartbroken mother who was ‘kissing him on his bruises and scratches, wishing to take his pain away’.
Rachel Galleghan will now repeatedly relive the horror of her son’s death in hope of seeing justice done for all of those accused of abetting to, or committing the murder of her son.
The details of the alleged attack on Jason were so graphic that a distraught Ms Galleghan left the room several times while they were described in court this week.
Rachel Galleghan (left) intends to be in attendence for all of the 11 adults and minors involved in the death of her son Jason (right)
In a victim impact statement obtained by the Saturday Telegraph, Ms Galleghan recalled falling to her knees after seeing her critically injured son in hospital after the alleged attack.
‘I remember wanting to scream, yell and cry but nothing would come out of me. I was in so much shock and pain,’ she said.
‘Seeing all the doctors, nurses, monitors, cords and hearing the beeping sounds around Jason was ‘horrifying.
‘I spent four days in the hospital, each day the shock, pain and heartache grew deeper. I couldn’t make any sense of it and went into denial.’
‘I couldn’t comprehend that my son was going to die.
‘I couldn’t understand how someone could do this to a person, let alone my son.’
Ms Galleghan has vowed to stare down the 11 people responsible for her son’s death in court in the hope of seeing every one of them face justice.
On Wednesday, a 16-year-old boy, who only be referred to as ‘BE’ was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to murder.
The court heard he aided in luring Jason to the house and struck him 52 times during the prolonged attack.
In footage taken of the incident that was later posted to Instagram, the teen, who was 14 at the time can be seen kicking Jason in the head and later stomping on his chest.
Jason Galleghan was allegedly lured to a home in Doonside, in Sydney’s west on August 4, 2021 and attacked by a gang of adults and juveniles
In a victim impact statement, Rachel Galleghan said she ‘couldn’t understand how someone could do this to a person, let alone my son’
The teen had posted on social media hours before the assault that he was ‘bashing someone today, lmao’.
The assault lasted for more than half an hour, however only about seven minutes was recorded and available to the court.
One recording captured the teen saying: ‘Oi, stop … look at him’.
The details of the alleged attack were so deplorable that his distraught mother had to leave the court several times.
‘We are here today listening to (BE’s) role in my son’s murder and I am so overwhelmed with anger towards him for what he did to my son. (BE) stood with the group and held Jason against his will,’ Ms Galleghan stated.
‘It is now important to hold him and everyone else accountable for their actions and to seek justice. I am in complete agony knowing that my precious son could have been saved if just one person did the right thing and helped him.’
Acting NSW Supreme Court Justice Robert Hulme watched the footage repeatedly.
‘I’m not persuaded it conveys any concern or that he was trying to persuade any of them the assault should cease,’ he said.
The teenager, who pleaded guilty to murder, took to social media just hours before the assault, saying that he was ‘bashing someone today, lmao’. Jason Galleghan is pictured
In a letter to the court, the teenager wrote: ‘I took someone’s life. It’s the worst thing anyone could do. I feel bad about it every day, I see his face and everyone hitting him’.
‘I can’t believe I done that and let it go on for so long,’ he wrote
‘The family must be really upset, they probably hate me and they have every reason to hate me and want me to get put in jail for the rest of my life.’
The teen nodded at his family and sat motionless staring at the floor as the judge handed down his sentence on Wednesday.
The only time he faced Justice Hulme was when the words ’15 years’ were spoken.
He will serve his sentence in a juvenile facility until he turns 21 and will be eligible for parole in August 2031, when he will be 24.