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Karl Addo given life sentence for beheading Sergio Marquez in Bournemouth flat

By DavidBol  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

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Sergio Marquez was killed by Karl Addo at the flat they shared in Bournemouth.

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KARL Addo has been given a life sentence for manslaughter after killing and beheading 23-year-old Sergio Marquez at his Bournemouth flat.

Addo will serve a minimum of six and a half years to run alongside an indefinite detention order under the Mental Health Act.

On Monday 2 December, 30-year-old Addo pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Bournemouth Crown court. This was accepted by the prosecution.

Dorset Police were called to an address along Lansdowne Road in July 2012, responding to a report that a man had been seriously attacked.

Officers discovered the body of Marquez and immediately began a search for the offender. Addo was later arrested along Beechey Road.

An inquest, held on Thursday 19 July 212 at Bournemouth coroner’s Court heard Mr Marquex died of multiple stab wounds to his chest.

Detective Inspector Stewart Balmer of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team said: “This was a horrific offence committed against a young man who had come to the UK to broaden his horizons and improve his English.

“This is a tragic loss of life and it has deeply affected all those who knew Sergio.”

Addo was today handed a hospital order under the Mental Heath Act to serve alongside his sentence.

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