Oxford: Jayden Murder Trial

A violent and controlling man jailed for a minimum of 20 years for murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Ben Blakeley, 22, killed Jayden Parkinson in the countryside on December 3 last year - 24 hours after she had told him she was expecting his child.

After strangling the teenager Blakeley buried her body in his uncle's grave at a cemetery in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

The former binman was obsessive and controlling and after their split he had threatened to post intimate naked videos and photographs of Jayden on Facebook - hoping that she would kill herself as a result.

A jury at Oxford Crown Court found Blakeley guilty of Jayden's murder following a five-week trial by a majority of 11-1 after more then 20 hours of deliberations.

Blakeley, of Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, had denied murdering Jayden - but had admitted her manslaughter and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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