Veterinarian jailed for murder of ex-girlfriend: Steven Perian KC led Daniel Wright for the Crown

January 16, 2024

Alberto Fioletti, 31, of Fordingbridge, stabbed his former girlfriend, Stephanie Hodgkinson, 34, at least seven times in the chest with a large kitchen knife at her flat in Bournemouth in May 2023.

Fioletti then stabbed himself and spent 12 days in hospital, telling a psychiatrist the incident was the “worst anger” he had ever experienced.

Fioletti pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but was convicted of murder following a four week trial.  Her Honour Judge Susan Evans KC yesterday jailed him for life with a minimum of 15 years.

Ms Hodgkinson was a mother to two young children.  Her family described her as “the most beautiful and remarkable young woman”.