Carl Whant stands trial for murder of pregnant teenager Nikitta Grender
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Nikitta Grender: Carl Whant 'raped and murdered victim'

A man raped and stabbed his cousin's pregnant teenage girlfriend two weeks before she was due to give birth, a murder trial has heard.

Nikitta Grender, 19, was found dead in her burning flat in Liswerry, Newport, in February 2011.

Newport Crown Court heard that she suffered a stomach wound which penetrated her unborn baby girl.

Carl Whant, 27, of Bettws, near Newport, denies murder, child destruction, rape and arson.

Collete Hume reports.

  • 18 Jan 2012
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