Trans cat-killer who gains sexual gratification from violence and death convicted in 2021 murder of Oxford man

On Friday, trans-identified male Scarlet Blake, 26, was found guilty by the Oxford Crown Court of murdering Jorge Martin Carreno, 30, in July 2021.

According to Sky News, Blake live streamed himself skinning a cat and placing it in a blender after watching the Netflix documentary "Don't F*** With Cats just four months before he killed Carreno.

During the trial, prosecutor Alison Morgan said that Blake had a "disturbing interest in what it would be like to harm a living creature." They added, "She [Blake] described herself to others as being someone who derived sexual gratification from the thought of violence and the thought of death."

In the CCTV footage of the killing, Blake is seen walking up to Carreno wearing a mask before hitting him over the head and strangling him. The investigation was launched after Blake's former partner Aslynn Bell reported to detectives that he had confessed to the murder and used a homemade garrote to do it.

"He died because he encountered the defendant on that night," Morgan told the jury. "He died because he met a person who had a fixation with violence and with knowing what it would feel like to kill someone."

Blake confessed to the killing of the cat but, claimed that Carreno was still alive after the assault and that he made up the details to impress Bell. "I told Ashlynn that I killed that person, I made up the details in a dramatic way," he said.

"I told her I used a garrote that I made to try and remove the person's head, but it was more difficult than I would have imagined and then I dumped the body in the river, which is what they are now pulling out," Blake said.

Correno's family described him as "an extraordinary being full of passion and kindness." They added, "This tribute is a reminder of Jorge but also a call to justice. There can be no peace until justice is served. We ask not only for justice for him but also for protection to prevent other people, other families, from suffering the immense pain caused by such cruel and senseless murders."

In the Netflix series, Luka Magnotta filmed himself killing kittens and posted it to the internet. A team of internet sleuths helped to find out Magnotta's identity, but not before he killed a man on video.

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