A woman obsessed with torture and death had a collage of nine female serial killers on her phone, a jury heard today.
Scarlet Blake, who is accused of murdering Jorge Carreno, also talked about killing people and told her former partner f*** I need blood, this is bad.’
The photos of the nine female killers and paedophiles had been downloaded to the 25-year-old’s phone.
Among those in the collage were Casey Anthony, who was accused of murdering her three year old daughter in Orlando, Florida, and Andrea Yates who drowned her five children.
Police found the images and others of strangulation from one of two phones used by Blake when she was arrested in August 2023.
Four months before killing Mr Carreno, Blake live-streamed killing a cat and putting it in a blender having been inspired by the hit Netflix series ‘Don’t F*** with Cats’, the trial heard.
Scarlet Blake, who is accused of murdering Jorge Carreno, talked about killing people and telling her former partner f*** I need blood, this is bad’. She is pictured middle between two security guards
Prosecutors say Blake stalked and killed 30-year-old Jorge Martin Carreno (pictured) in July 2021
The 25-year-old sat impassively in the dock as the collage of killers was shown to the jury at Oxford Crown Court.
A video of Blake strangling her former partner with a rope and extracts of graphic messages she exchanged with her ex were also read out.
DNA from the defendant was found on the top of a vodka bottle found at the scene where Mr Carreno body was found, Oxford Crown Court heard.
A photo of the red screw top from a Smirnoff vodka bottle was shown to the jury.
They were told that as part of agreed evidence between the prosecution and defence counsel the vodka top was found on the riverbank while the bottle was found in the water by the 30-year-old victim.
Prosecution counsel said there was ‘strong support that some of the DNA originated from the defendant’.
They also heard Blake has admitted that she was with Mr Carreno for almost 30 minutes as they walked through the streets of Oxford in the early hours of the morning in July 2021.
Also as part of the agreed evidence the court was told she had pleaded guilty to destroying a cat without legal permission.
Details of the dissection and killing of a cat called Starlet were also read to the jury who were told Blake had admitted to the killing in November 2023.
The dark brown cat belonged to a neighbour of Blake who lived on the same street in Oxfordf and had adopted it from a rescue shelter in 2007.
An lengthy audio of the cat killing was played to the court – with the song ‘True Faith’ heard in the background as Blake cuts up the animal with a scalpel knife.
The song was featured in the Netflix series ‘Don’t F*** with Cats, a documentary about serial killer Luke Magnotta, one of Canada’s most infamous murderers.
He had filmed himself suffocating kittens and was tracked down by animal lovers so outraged by the killings he had posted on the internet.
Four months before the killing Blake live-streamed killing a cat and putting it in a blender having been inspired by the hit Netflix series ‘Don’t F*** with Cats’, it is claimed
Magnotta is serving life for the murder of computer technician Lin Jun in 2012.
Prosecution counsel at Oxford Crown Court said a vet determined the animal had suffered for three minutes or more as its heart was cut out while still alive.
The animal was later put into a blender while Blake live-streamed the killing to a friend.
Blake’s voice can be heard on the audio as she dissects the animal.
On one excerpt a Blake can be heard saying: ‘My hands are shaking…I f***** love it…look at that little b******, I’m pretty sure he’s still alive.’
The judge told the jury they would not have to watch the video.
Prosecutors say Blake stalked and killed 30-year-old Mr Carreno in July 2021.
Chilling CCTV played to the court on the fourth day of the murder trial showed Blake leading her victim to his death.
The film showed Blake walking side by side with Mr Carreno as they head to an Oxford beauty spot known as Parsons Pleasure where his body was later found in the River Cherwell.
Mr Carreno’s body was found floating in the river the following day.
His death was initially thought to be accidental or suicide and remained unsolved for two years.
But following a complex investigation by Thames Valley Police Blake was charged with his murder.
Four months before the killing Blake live-streamed killing a cat and putting it in a blender having been inspired by the hit Netflix series ‘Don’t F*** with Cats’.
Other photos seized and displayed to the jury included a photo of handmade garotte fashioned from two metal handles and piano wire.
Several other photographs depicted people being strangled and an image entitled ‘First Date’ had pictures of duct tape, a knife, rope and a handgun.
Detective Sergeant James Macro from Thames Valley Police was taken through extracts of messages Blake had exchanged with her former partner by prosecutor Alison Morgan KC.
The messages included ‘F*** I need blood, what if I’m bipolar’ and ‘B**** I kill people because my lover said it would be hot…Last time I found someone this drunk they died.’
Police found the images and others of strangulation from one of two phones used by Blake when she was arrested in August 2023, Oxford Crown Court heard
The court was told that Blake sent a coat she is alleged to have worn on the night of the killing to a woman in America.
DS Macro told the jury the exact spot where the body was found was never made public but Blake sent a photo of near where the body was found to the friend in the US.
Members of Mr Carreno’s family wept in court as later a video of Blake strangling a former partner with a thin rope was played to the court.
The woman, who is naked, passes out before she comes round and Blake kisses her.
A leopard print bathrobe chord can be seen on the bed. Prosecutors said Blake took a selfie with a leopard print cord before going out to kill Mr Carreno,
Proceedings on the fourth day of the trial were halted briefly after a juror expressed fears the could be ‘influenced or intimidated’ after spotting a leopard print bathrobe chord outside the court on Friday.
The juror passed a note to the judge saying she hoped the item of clothing was not an attempt to influence or intimidate the jury.
The judge Martin Chamberlain said it was likely a coincidence.
Opening their case against Blake the prosecution have said she had an ‘extreme interest in death and in harm.
Alison Morgan KC said: ‘It was an interest that went beyond mere fantasy. She described herself to others as being someone who derived sexual gratification from the thought of violence and the thought of death.
‘Videos of her with one of her partners engaging in acts of strangulation, consensually, in a sexualised context.
‘She spoke to others about what it would be like to kill someone.
‘She looked at imagery and saved it on her devices that showed an interest in ligatures being applied around the neck.’
‘There is a fascination with ligatures for sexual gratification.
‘Whatever it is about the fascination with the dressing gown, it must have been in her head and led her to take a selfie just an hour or so with that dressing gown before she found Mr Carreno.’
Blake denies murder and the trial continues.