Woman inspired by Netflix docuseries Don’t F*ck With Cats butchers cat and man in brutal murder

By Abby Amoakuh

Published Feb 8, 2024 at 01:16 PM

Reading time: 1 minute

Do you remember Don’t F*ck With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer? Stupid question, of course, you do. The Netflix docuseries, which chronicles acts of animal cruelty and murders committed by Canadian pornographic actor Luka Magnotta, became one of Netflix’s top five most-watched documentaries of 2019. And it seems like the true-crime show might’ve just influenced a real-life horrific set of murders in Oxford.

Scarlet Blake is said to have reportedly live-streamed herself killing a cat, just four months before she allegedly murdered a man. Blake followed her victim Jorge Martin Carreno as he walked home from a night out in Oxford in July 2021, according to Oxford Mail.

Carreno’s body was found at the Parsons Pleasure bathing spot in the River Cherwell. The reported cause of death indicated that the young man had contracted a blow to the back of his head before drowning.

According to the Crown Court, it took investigators two years to conclude that the victim did not die from an accident or by taking his own life but had in fact been attacked by Blake.

“He died because he encountered the defendant on that night. He died because he met a person who had a fixation with violence and with knowing what it would feel like to kill someone,” the prosecution stated. “The defendant was out on the streets of Oxford that night looking for a victim. She targeted him and took him to Parsons Pleasure, where she killed him, leaving his body to be discovered by others over 24 hours later.”

It was claimed that Blake, who previously went by the name of Alice Wang, derived intense sexual gratification from the thought of violence.

Jurors were shown videos of her engaging in consensual strangulation with her partner. One showed her partner sitting on a bed pulling the cord from a leopard print dressing gown tight around her neck until she appeared to collapse before recovering, according to The Telegraph.

The court also heard how Blake had lured the cat with food and a crate before butchering it to death in a 20-minute-long video that was too gruesome to be showed to jurors.

At this moment, it is unclear whether the crime is directly related to the eerily similar Netflix show. There is sufficient research that suggests that murderers very often start out by killing and torturing animals, further convincing sociologists, lawmakers and courts that acts of cruelty to animals deserve attention.

Keep On Reading

By Fleurine Tideman

PETA joins team Ariana against Tom Sandoval ahead of Vanderpump Rules season 11

By Alma Fabiani

Brothers jailed for recording themselves torturing poor animals in sadistic attacks

By Alma Fabiani

30 dead dogs and cats found in animal rescue CEO’s home that had ‘smell of death’

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

George Santos sues Jimmy Kimmel after taking distasteful jab at Amy Schumer’s appearance

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Groom’s crude vows were just the beginning: Dad and ex-girlfriend’s speeches go viral

By Abby Amoakuh

Meghan Markle joins tradwife influencer trend with new brand American River Orchard

By Charlie Sawyer

Defence lawyer fined £2,000 after asking rape victim if she had narcissistic personality disorder

By Charlie Sawyer

Who are Marvel actor Jonathan Majors’ girlfriend and ex-girlfriend, Meagan Good and Grace Jabbari?

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Andrew Tate says MrBeast’s support of trans friend Kris Tyson is fake and a psyop

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Florence Pugh reveals her mum got high with Snoop Dogg at the Oscars

By Abby Amoakuh

Hundreds of bodies found in unmarked graves behind a state jail in Jacksonville

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Tayo Awoderu, player 107 in Squid Game: The Challenge, shares his behind-the-scenes experience

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Inside Universallkidz, the school teaching conspiracy theories and sacred drumming to UK students

By Abby Amoakuh

Is football apolitical? Here is how FIFA and the UEFA are used to further political agendas

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Taylor Swift fans clash over photo of baby left unattended on floor at Paris Eras Tour concert

By Charlie Sawyer

Jacob Elordi accused of grabbing radio employee’s throat over Saltburn bathwater prank

By Emma O'Regan-Reidy

It’s time we finally address the racist and problematic nature of Lululemon and its founder

By Abby Amoakuh

Tory Minister Chris Philp asks if Congo and Rwanda are different countries on live TV

By Charlie Sawyer

Why PinkPantheress is the lowkey gen Z pop princess we all deserve

By Louis Shankar

60th Venice Biennale proves that art is rarely, if ever, apolitical