A mom was solely fed ketchup sachets as she was enslaved, tortured, burned and crushed to dying by three ‘sadistic’ killers, a courtroom has heard.

Shakira Spencer, 35, was discovered lifeless by police at her dwelling in Hanwell, west London, after a neighbour noticed maggots crawling from below her entrance door on September 25, 2022.

Ashana Studholme, 38, her lover Shaun Pendlebury, 26, and Lisa Richardson, 44, all deny homicide and stopping a lawful burial.

Allison Hunter KC, prosecuting, informed the Previous Bailey that the three killers managed and tortured Ms Spencer, who was described as a ‘lovely completely happy, wholesome’ lady.

‘For no matter was their merciless, sadistic motive, these three defendants tormented, tortured, starved, burned, and ultimately battered Shakira to dying,’ stated Ms Hunter. 

Shakira Spencer, 35, (pictured) was fed ketchup sachets as she was enslaved, tortured, burned and beaten to death by three 'sadistic' killers, a court has heard

Shakira Spencer, 35, (pictured) was fed ketchup sachets as she was enslaved, tortured, burned and crushed to dying by three ‘sadistic’ killers, a courtroom has heard 

‘Over the months main as much as her homicide the defendants, primarily Studholme and Richardson, subdued and dominated Shakira so completely that she was below all of their full management.

‘She was remoted from everybody she had beforehand identified, her freewill seemingly sapped and stolen from her.

‘They stole her self-respect, her funds, took over her flat, prostituted her (at the very least so that they claimed), handled her like a slave ordering her get up within the early hours of the morning to wash their homes, sending her to the retailers to do their errands, feeding her solely on sachets of ketchup.

Ms Hunter added: ‘Then in circumstances of unbelievable depravity, [they] boasted about and occasionally photographed and filmed what they did and have been desiring to do to her.

‘The final beatings to the brink of her dying came about within the dwelling of Ashana Studholme probably between 11 and 12 September.’ 

Ms Spencer was as soon as a ‘voluptuous measurement 16’ however was lowered to ‘pores and skin and bone’ by July final yr, jurors heard.  

The sufferer was bundled into the boot of a crimson Honda Civic motorcar borrowed by Pendlebury from his aunt on the night of September 12, the courtroom heard.

It was pushed by him and Studholme again to Shakira’s flat in Hanwell.

They positioned her physique in a cabinet in her hallway whereas they returned to Studholme’s dwelling in Greenhill Street, Harrow, and ‘along with Lisa mounted the clean-up operation,’ stated the prosecutor.

‘It had first been their plan to eliminate her physique in a caravan Pendlebury had borrowed from his similar aunt on 15 September 2022,’ stated Ms Hunter.

‘Pendlebury by no means returned the caravan to his aunt, however as soon as the three defendants had set about eradicating what they thought have been all traces of Shakira’s blood, bodily fluids and DNA from their very own respective premises, and making an attempt to clear traces of their presence in Shakira’s flat after she lay lifeless.’

Shakira was found dead by police at her home in Hanwell, west London (pictured) after a neighbour spotted maggots crawling from under her front door on September 25, 2022

Shakira was discovered lifeless by police at her dwelling in Hanwell, west London (pictured) after a neighbour noticed maggots crawling from below her entrance door on September 25, 2022

Ms Hunter stated the defendants have been captured on CCTV shopping for cleansing merchandise and going in the direction of Shakira’s flat within the early hours of September 16.

‘Her state of decomposition will need to have been so dangerous that they may not threat shifting her. So they simply left her there to be discovered,’ stated Ms Hunter. 

‘It was solely when neighbours noticed maggots crawling out from below her door that the police have been known as to Shakira’s handle on Sunday 25 September 2022 and the painstaking investigation which ensued revealed intimately what they’d achieved.

‘Shakira’s state of decomposition was so dangerous that the exact mechanism that triggered her dying couldn’t be decided.

‘The submit mortem revealed crushing accidents to the place her left ear would have been, 4 ‘poor areas’ on what would have been her scalp representing full thickness lacerations that may have been inflicted while she was alive, defects to the bone of her left eye socket.’

Ms Hunter added that accidents additionally included epidermal degloving of the ft, in line with scalding – ‘one of many actions that Shaun Pendlebury admitted to his mom and uncle that he had joined in.’

In early 2021 Shakira had been a ‘wholesome even voluptuous measurement 16’, stated the prosecutor.

‘By July 2022 Shakira Spencer was simply pores and skin and bone.

‘Gaunt and skeletal bruised from head to foot with hollowed black eyes, she was barely a scrawny measurement 6 in photos taken by the defendants simply earlier than she died. ‘

Ms Hunter defined to the jury how Shakira met the three defendants.

‘They’re linked to one another and remotely to Shakira via a fancy internet of relationships.

‘Shaun Pendlebury is the son of Michelle Pendlebury and nephew of Eli Pendlebury and Fern Rahman.

‘Michelle and Eli Shaun Pendlebury confessed his involvement within the torture that led to Shakira Spencer’s dying; and from Fern he was to borrow her automobile used to maneuver Shakira within the boot, her caravan: supposed to be disposed of with Shakira’s physique inside, and with whom he left a suitcase with cleansing merchandise that he and his co-defendants had used to wash the flat the place Shakira had died and decomposed.’

‘Michelle Pendlebury knew Lisa Richardson as a buddy of her sister’s, and Lisa Richardson’s brother Craig was a buddy of Shaun’s which little question led to his introduction to Lisa.’

Ms Hunter added: ‘Studholme and Richardson would use Shakira’s financial institution and money level playing cards at will, for his or her meals, sundries and cab journeys and so on, however in acts of explicit callous inhumane savage and ironic brutality, in addition they used them to purchase the supplies they used to attempt to take away traces of Shakira’s bodily fluids and DNA that may reveal the extent and the areas of their last beatings and stowage of her barely aware physique within the lead as much as her dying.’

The courtroom additionally heard that Richardson despatched a collection of messages mocking and abusing Shakira. 

On 14 July, she despatched a message to Carla Gilmaney saying: ‘I’ve simply f*** this b**** up this b****…she ant going no we’re xx iamvgoing smash hur up nah joke.’

She despatched one other message saying she was going to ‘mash up’ Shakira, it was stated.

The next day Richardson allegedly despatched a message by which she stated: ‘So on the finish of the day she deserved all the things she bought… I did not even beat her that a lot – I simply gave her a few slaps a tappy tappy (slapping sounds could be heard) slap 1-2-3 however no.’

On 22 July, Richardson despatched a message that confirmed Shakira with an elongated nostril, the courtroom heard.

‘In August there are additional photos of Shakira, crushed with black eyes, and mendacity both asleep or unconscious on Lisa Richardson’s couch which she despatched with an accompanying message stating ‘look who I’ve bought’. 

Pendlebury, Richardson and Studholme all deny homicide and stopping a lawful burial.

The trial continues.