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Who was Marta Vento?
Marta Elena Vento was repeatedly beaten by Stephen Richard Cole at the Travelodge where she worked.
Spanish Miss Vento, 27, was found dead in the reception area of the Christchurch Road hotel on the morning of December 9, 2020.
Cole, a 32-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, admitted her involuntary manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility and received a hospital warrant in Winchester Crown Court on June 1.
How old was Marta Vento?
She was 27 year old.
Stephen Cole, 32, attacked Marta Vento, 27, while working at a Travelodge on Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, in December.
Judge Angela Morris described the attack, which lasted for 42 minutes, as “brutal, sustained and gruesome.”
The court heard that Cole, who had a set of scissors in hand, launched a prolonged attack on Ms Vento, a Spanish national, who was working alone, at the hotel reception on the morning of December 9.
Cole, whom the court heard suffered from psychosis, pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to decreased liability.
He will be detained in a hospital for an unlimited period.
Cole was arrested and taken into police custody where during the police interview he admitted to having caused the death of Marta Elena Vento.
Following an assessment by mental health professionals, he was subsequently arrested under the Mental Health Act. Cole remained in the care of mental health services throughout the court process.
A post-mortem examination was carried out on Thursday, December 10, 2020 and indicated that the cause of Ms Vento’s death was multiple blunt force injuries.
How it happened: Man sentenced for killing Travelodge receptionist.
Detective Chief Inspector Jez Noyce, Dorset Police Major Crimes Investigation Team, said: “This was a tragic case in which a young woman lost her life and our thoughts continue to be with Marta Elena’s family and friends. Vento.
“I would like to thank everyone who participated in this investigation and helped bring Cole to court.”
In a statement issued after the conclusion of the court case, her family said: “Marta was a hard-working, responsible girl with a good heart, who transmitted her joy and desire to live to all those around her.
“Nothing can repair the damage and pain that the action of this man has produced.
Police subsequently visited Cole at the Travelodge on December 7 and described him as “agitated” by smoke detectors and “knocking on windows” even though he was on the fourth floor.
On the same day, his family called his GP requesting medication, but Cole “had not taken his medication for a few days,” Wright said.
In a statement on the victim’s impact, Ms. Vento’s father, Luis Elena Blas, said that her family had suffered “infinite pain” and that her death had “devastated many people.”
He also called for “everyone responsible” for the death of his daughter to be held accountable, including the hotel management and those responsible for Cole’s medical care.
“We will continue to honor Marta’s memory by trying to understand all the circumstances surrounding her tragic death.”
The personal statements of the victims of Ms. Vento’s father and brother were read in court by prosecutor Tom Wright, while family members followed the proceedings through a video link from Spain.
Her father said the family has suffered “pain and anguish”, with them trying to “keep the ruins of what was a happy family standing.”
He said that he wanted all those responsible to face justice for failing to protect his daughter and not taking proper care of the accused.
Miss Vento’s brother said that “happiness left our lives” on December 9, adding that “nothing has ever been the same.”
As reported, around 8:20 a.m. on December 9, 2020, Cole attended the investigation office at Bournemouth Police Station and told a staff member that he had just killed someone.
She was in possession of a carrying bag, which contained items of her clothing that were stained with blood. The bag also contained a lanyard and keys that matched the description of the items Miss Vento would have used at work.