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Man jailed for pregnant teen killing

By Rod Minchin

A violent and controlling man has been ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison 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 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.

A jury yesterday found Blakeley guilty of Jayden's murder following a five-week trial.

Judge Patrick Eccles said Blakeley had spun a "web of lies" to cover up what he had done.

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