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Shakira Spencer tortured and starved, Old Bailey murder trial told

Shakira Spencer tortured and starved, Old Bailey murder trial told
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Shakira Spencer tortured and starved, Old Bailey murder trial told  BBC

Shakira Spencer tortured and starved, Old Bailey murder trial told

A woman tortured, starved, and battered to death by three “sadistic” individuals

By PA Media, BBC News

Introduction

Shakira Spencer, a 35-year-old woman, was fatally assaulted before her badly decomposed body was discovered at her home in Ealing, west London. Ashana Studholme, 38, Lisa Richardson, 44, both from Ealing, and Shaun Pendlebury, 26, of Harrow, are all charged with murder. The defendants allegedly treated Ms. Spencer as a slave and subjected her to torture, starvation, burning, and eventually fatal beatings.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  1. Goal 1: No Poverty
  2. Goal 2: Zero Hunger
  3. Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
  4. Goal 5: Gender Equality
  5. Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  6. Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Details of the Case

  • The defendants allegedly had complete control over Ms. Spencer after meeting her.
  • Ms. Spencer was scalded on her feet and fed only ketchup from sachets.
  • She went from a size 16 to a gaunt and skeletal size six due to the abuse.
  • The abuse reached a “frenzied climax” when Ms. Spencer was beaten “to the brink of death” at Ms. Studholme’s home.
  • Her body was hidden in a hallway cupboard and later moved to the bottom of a children’s bunk bed.
  • The defendants attempted to remove all evidence of their presence at Ms. Spencer’s flat.

Investigation and Post-mortem Examination

Neighbors alerted the police after maggots were seen crawling out from under Ms. Spencer’s door. A pathologist was unable to determine the exact cause of death due to the poor condition of her body. However, the post-mortem examination revealed crushing injuries to her ear, cuts to her scalp, and scalding wounds on her feet.

Conclusion

The trial continues, and the defendants also deny preventing Ms. Spencer’s lawful burial.

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SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

  • SDG 3.1: By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio
  • SDG 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres
  • SDG 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • SDG 16.1: Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

  • Indicator for SDG 3.1: Maternal mortality ratio
  • Indicator for SDG 5.2: Proportion of women and girls subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence in the previous 12 months
  • Indicator for SDG 10.2: Proportion of population reporting having personally felt discriminated against or harassed in the previous 12 months on the basis of a ground of discrimination prohibited under international human rights law
  • Indicator for SDG 16.1: Homicide rate

Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being 3.1: By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio Maternal mortality ratio
SDG 5: Gender Equality 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres Proportion of women and girls subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence in the previous 12 months
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status Proportion of population reporting having personally felt discriminated against or harassed in the previous 12 months on the basis of a ground of discrimination prohibited under international human rights law
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions 16.1: Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere Homicide rate

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Source: bbc.co.uk

 

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