Jayden murder trial set to get under way

Witney Gazette: Jayden murder trial set to get under way Jayden murder trial set to get under way

The prosecution is due to open its case today in the trial of man accused of murdering 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.

Ben Blakeley, of Christchurch Road, Reading, denies murdering the teenager last December, but has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and perverting the course of justice.

He and a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons and who denies perverting the course of justice, will today appear at Oxford Crown Court and will hear a summary of the evidence against them.

Jayden’s body was found in a disturbed grave in the cemetery next to All Saints’ Church in Didcot on December 18.

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