Detective Superintendent Geoff Ronayne
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Nikitta Grender: Carl Whant jailed for 35 years for murdering pregnant teenager

A former nightclub bouncer has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years for murdering a pregnant teenager two weeks before she was due to give birth.

Carl Whant, 27, of Bettws, Newport, raped and stabbed 19-year-old Nikitta Grender at her home, killing her unborn daughter at the same time.

He set fire to her flat before returning to a party where he had been all night with her boyfriend.

Detective Superintendent Geoff Ronayne paid tribute to the family of Nikitta and her baby, Kelsey-May, and to Nikitta's boyfriend.

  • 22 Feb 2012
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