“YOUR voice will never be silenced,” said the former partner of murder victim Jorge Martin Carreno, who has been described as ‘kind, passionate, and pure’.

Mr Martin Carreno was killed by Scarlet Blake in the early hours of July 25, 2021 at Parsons Pleasure in Oxford.

A 12-strong jury found her guilty at Oxford Crown Court on Friday (February 23) following a trial.

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Irene Hidalgo, Mr Carreno’s former partner of about four years, has since paid tribute to the 30-year-old Spanish man, describing him as a ‘pure soul’.

She moved from Spain with Mr Carreno in 2019 after meeting him in 2017 on a dating app and the pair stayed close friends despite the relationship ending amicably.

Oxford Mail: Irene and Jorge (left)Irene and Jorge (left) (Image: Irene Hidalgo)

Speaking to the Oxford Mail, Ms Hidalgo said: “Jorge was that person who was always willing to listen to me without interrupting.

“He would go with me to that art exhibition of that artist only I knew, and he put enthusiasm and effort into it just because it meant a lot to me.

“Jorge was a person who rejoiced in my accomplishments, who pushed me to achieve my goals, who celebrated everything good that could happen to me, not only when we were a couple, but always.

“I can say with certainty that I am where I am, in part, thanks to him.

“Jorge was that person who was proud of his family, for whom his siblings meant everything, he loved them. And he made you part of that love, he knew how to convey it so well...

“He was that person who did everything with heart, with passion, and that made him authentic.

“Jorge had a pure soul, he had no malice, he only had kind words for everyone, and always a smile, even on his worst days. He was always ready to greet you with his wide smile. I will always remember that smile.

“Now that I know who took your life, now that I can put a name and surname to that person, I only wish that wherever you are, you are at peace.

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“That wherever you are, you know that we miss you very much and that we will never forget you.

“As long as I am alive, your voice will never be silenced.”

Blake will now be sentenced today (Monday, February 26) at the same court.