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Ben Blakeley found guilty of Jayden's murder to be sentenced

The boyfriend of Jayden Parkinson, who was found guilty of her murder yesterday, will be sentenced at Oxford Crown court later today.

Ben Blakeley, who is 22-years-old and from Reading, killed Jayden in the Oxfordshire countryside in December 2013.

After strangling the 17-year-old, he buried her in his uncles grave in a cemetery in Didcot.

A jury at Oxford Crown Court yesterday 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.

Ben Blakeley was found guilty of the murder of Jayden Parkinson and will be sentenced today Credit: ITV Meridian


Ben Blakeley 'guilty' of Jayden murder: the background

The ex-boyfriend of teenager Jayden Parkinson has been found GUILTY of her murder. Ben Blakeley, aged 22 and from Reading, strangled her after he found out that she was pregnant.

Jayden, who was 17-years-old, had grown up in Kent, but was was living in Didcot. She was last seen following Blakeley through Oxford - on the way to her death. In court he was described as 'cold and callous', 'violent and controlling'.

Cary Johnston has been following the four week trial at Oxford Crown Court, here is his report on Jayden's last journey.

The interviewees are: Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Murray, Thames Valley Police Dr Jennifer Wild, Clinical Psychologist, University of Oxford Reverend Karen Beck, All Saints' Church

CCTV released showing Jayden's last journey

CCTV footage showing Jayden Parkinson's last journey has been released after her former boyfriend Ben Blakeley was found guilty of murdering her.

The body of 17-year-old Jayden was found in a shallow grave in Didcot last December. The CCTV shows her with 22-year-old Ben Blakeley, who is from Reading, as they walked through a railway station in Oxford. They took a train to Didcot. However, the CCTV also shows Ben Blakeley later that evening, returning to the station alone. He had led the teenager to her death.


Jury to resume their deliberations in Jayden trial

Jayden Parkinson Credit: ITV Meridian

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson, is due to resume its deliberations today.

The 17-year old was found in a grave near her Didcot home last December.

Ben Blakely, who is 22 and from Reading admits killing her but denies her murder.

Jayden trial: Jury resumes deliberations

Jayden Parkinson Credit: ITV Meridian

A jury is continuing its deliberations in the trial of a man accused of the murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Judge Patrick Eccles QC has old the panel of six men and six women that they must carefully assess the evidence against Ben Blakeley, 22, and his 17-year-old brother Jake before returning verdicts.

Ben Blakeley is accused of murdering 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson in the countryside on December 3 last year - 24 hours after she had told him she was expecting his child.

The former binman, of Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, admitsmanslaughter and perverting the course of justice but denies her murder.

Jake, of Venners Water, Didcot, Oxfordshire, who was identified for the first time on Monday after the judge lifted a court order, also admits perverting the course of justice but denies preventing a lawful burial.

Oxford Crown Court has heard how, after strangling the teenager, Blakeley enlisted the help of his younger brother to bury her body in their uncle's grave at a cemetery in Didcot.

Summing up the case after three weeks of evidence, Judge Eccles told the jury of six men and six women they had to assess the evidence from each witness and decide whether they felt it was a truthful and reliable account.

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