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Jayden killer jailed for life for her murder

Ben Blakley has been sentenced to life imprisonment Credit: Thames Valley Police
Jayden Parkinson Credit: Thames Valley Police

Ben Blakeley, 22, has been jailed at Oxford Crown Court for life with minimum term of 20 years for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend Jayden Parkinson, 17, who was strangled and later buried in a grave at a cemetery


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.

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