A BMW engineer allegedly murdered by a woman inspired to kill by the Netflix series ‘Don’t F*** with Cats’ may have been knocked unconscious by a bottle of vodka before drowning in a river, a Ministry pathologist said today of the Interior before a court.
Dr. Brett Lockyer told the jury that Jorge Carreno had suffered “blunt force trauma” to the back of his head.
He said a vodka bottle “used as a weapon” would have caused the type of injury and bleeding under the skull he found during a post-mortem examination.
The jury in the trial of cat killer Scarlet Blake, 25, heard that financial records show she bought a bottle of vodka online before the alleged murder.
The red cap of a Smirnoff vodka bottle found on the riverbank next to Carreno’s body contained traces of Blake’s DNA, Oxford Crown Court was told.
Scarlet Blake, 25 (centre), who was described as obsessed with torture and violence, is on trial at Oxford Crown Court accused of murdering Jorge Carreno.
BMW engineer Carreño, 30, could have been knocked unconscious by a bottle of vodka before drowning in a river.
Testifying on the fifth day of the murder trial, Dr Lockyer said Carreno, 30, had a deep bruise about 2cm wide on the back of his head.
He said the object would have caused bleeding under the skin due to “the head hitting an object or an object hitting the head.”
When asked by prosecutor Alison Morgan KC whether a bottle of vodka could have caused the injury, he replied: “A bottle of that kind that doesn’t break, yes, absolutely.”
He said the blow could have caused the victim to lose consciousness.
Blake, who was described as obsessed with torture and violence, was the last person seen with Carreño as they walked the streets of Oxford in the early morning hours of July 2021.
CCTV footage captured Blake, who months before the alleged murder livestreamed dissecting and putting a cat in a blender, leading Carreño to his death.
The engineer’s death was initially thought to have been a suicide or accident and remained unsolved for two years.
But after a complex police investigation by Thames Valley Police, Blake was arrested and charged with murder.
Blake, 25, was the last person seen with Carreño as they walked through the streets of Oxford in the early hours of the morning.
Chilling CCTV shows a cat killer obsessed with violence and death allegedly walking the streets of the city center in search of a victim.
Blake, who denies murder, is on trial at Oxford Crown Court, where jurors have been shown CCTV footage of Carreno and Blake’s movements around the city center hours before their deaths. .
Prosecutors say Blake was searching the streets of Oxford for someone to kill and found Jorge Martin Carreno, 30, who couldn’t find his way home.
Carreño’s (pictured) death in July 2021 was initially thought to be a suicide or accident and remained unsolved for two years.
The images show Mr. Carreño, of Spanish nationality, trying to find his way home and without realizing that he has dropped his wallet.
Finally, Mr. Carreño is seen sitting in Radcliffe Square, where Blake later finds him and shares his vodka with him.
Body camera footage from the first police officer at the scene was played at Oxford Crown Court on the third day of the trial, showing when Mr Carreño’s body was recovered from the water.
When police examined his mobile phone, they found a collage of nine female serial killers and other images and cardboard depicting strangulation.
The jury at Oxford Crown Court watched a video of Blake strangling a couple before he passed out.
A leopard-print bathrobe lace was in the background of the video and Blake took a selfie in it before stalking the streets and searching for a victim.
Dr Lockyer told the jury that the mark found on the victim’s neck could have been caused by a ligature.
He said a wide ligature could have caused the injury, but any marks would have disappeared with the body in the water for some time.
The jury of five women and seven men listened to audio of a murdered cat with Blake and the woman she was live streaming the gruesome event talking about the Netflix series ‘Don’t F*** with Cats’.
While killing the rescued pet named Starlet, the New Order song ‘True Faith’ could be heard in the background.
Canadian murderer Paul Magnotta played the same song while suffocating cats and posting the videos on the Internet.
He was tracked down by animal lovers and convicted of killing computer technician Lin Jun in 2012.
Several images found on Blake’s phone were shown to the court. They included this downloaded collage of nine female assassins.
Another image titled “First date with me” was also downloaded to the 25-year-old’s phone, showing images of duct tape, a knife, rope and a gun.
Other photographs confiscated from his phone and shown to the jury included a photo of a handmade garota with two metal handles and piano wire.
This image shows a bed with the message “bruise in my esophagus” written in flower petals which was shown to the court.
This image from a Reddit post, in which a user urges people not to trust “people like me” was also shown in court.
During Blake’s trial a comic strip was shown that appears to show a person cleaning while talking about getting rid of evidence.
Dr Lockyer said his post-mortem verdict was that Carreno drowned and that alcohol intoxication was a factor.
He said Carreno had almost double the legal drink-driving limit after spending the night drinking with co-workers at the BMW plant in Cowley.
He said: “It cannot be concluded whether the degree of intoxication caused Mr. Carreño to enter the water or affected his ability to extradite himself out of the water.”
The pathologist said he had ended his initial report by saying his results were based on facts presented at the time, but that if other information came to light it should be considered.
He was later shown the video of the cat killing and Blake’s taste for strangulation and asked to reconsider his original findings, including the possibility of strangulation.
Blake denies murder and the trial continues.