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Jayden Parkinson murder: Ben Blakeley jailed for life

The violent ex-boyfriend of teenager Jayden Parkinson has been jailed for life for her murder.

Ben Blakeley strangled the 17-year-old, who was pregnant with his child, and buried her in his uncle's grave in Didcot, Oxfordshire, last December.

In a statement, Jayden's family said they had their own life sentence and that their "nightmare" would never end.

Blakeley, from Reading, denied murder but admitted killing Jayden and was ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years.

BBC Oxford's Victoria Cook and Jeremy Stern report.

  • 25 Jul 2014
  • From the section England