Who is Marek Hecko and how long will he spend in prison? | The Sun

Who is Marek Hecko and how long will he spend in prison? | The Sun

MAREK Hecko was jailed in March 2023 for the senseless murder of a father-of-two.

Here, we take a look at the crime committed by Hacko and the how the police were able to identify him as the killer.

Who is Marek Hecko?

Marek Hecko is a former chef from Chelmsford, jailed for the murder of a father-of-two.

Hecko murdered 44-year-old Adrian Ellingford due to him being romantically involved with his former girlfriend.

He previously had a relationship with Ellingford's partner for around seven months, but she broke it off.

Hecko stabbed him twice in the back on July 25, 2022, after he forced entry into the property.


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Ellingford died at the scene later that morning.

Evidence recovered from the scene included a wine bottle which Hecko had been drinking from, and the handle of the knife that he killed Ellingford with.

What did Marek Hecko say?

Hecko returned to the scene of the crime the following morning and was met by a police cordon.

He was drunk and holding a bottle of of brandy, which he was taking large swigs from. Footage of the incident was picked up from a bodycam that one of the officers was wearing.

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He told a police officer that he knew what went on.

Hecko said: "I know what happened, I know the people involved. 

"I know what happened, and you need me to figure out what happened.

"If you don't have me, you don't know what happened."

He continued: "This city is mine."

Hecko was initially arrested for being drunk and disorderly before he was arrested on suspicion of murder.

How long will Marek Hecko spend in prison?

Hecko will spend 26 years behind bars after being found guilty of murder at Chelmsford crown court on March 14, 2023.

Judge Christophen Morgan said whilst passing sentence "No-one but yourself will know the precise circumstances in which you stabbed Adrian Ellingford to death.

"No-one will know, unless you reveal it, if he was at the bottom of the stairs or upstairs or in the bedroom.

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"But what is known is that you stabbed him, that you did not stab him once, there were two deep penetrating stabs to his chest.

"Both of them with an extreme level of force."

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