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Nikitta Grender trial

MEDIA SCRUM: Police brief reporters at the scene

NIKITTA CASE: Website use was problem for probe

CAUGHT: Whant’s car captured on CCTV on the night

NIKITTA CASE: Journey claims exposed by CCTV

EVIDENCE: Carl Whant’s car

NIKITTA CASE: Bloodstains could not be explained

RYAN MAYES: More a brother than a cousin to Carl Whant

NIKITTA CASE: Ryan Mayes and killer Whant ‘so close’

INTERVIEWS: Carl Whant with girlfriend Rachel Bird and her son

NIKITTA CASE: Carl Whant's stubborn silence, and then tears

COURT: Carl Whant arriving at Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court where he first faced charges that he murdered Nikitta Grender and caused the death of her unborn child

NIKITTA CASE: Prime suspect Carl Whant was a cocaine user who stole from family and owed hundreds

TRIBUTE: Nikitta Grender’s uncle, Michael Brunnock

NIKITTA CASE: Heartache in tributes written by loved ones

KEY: Supt Dave Johnson

NIKITTA CASE: ‘Bridges built to assist inquiry’

TRAGIC EVENT: Cllr Allan Morris

NIKITTA CASE: Community shock at death

FAREWELL: Nikitta Grender’s coffin is carried from St Andrew’s Church

NIKITTA CASE: People won’t forget – vicar

YOUNG LOVE: Nikitta Grender and Ryan Mayes

NIKITTA CASE: Lovely young woman who was ‘over the moon’ at thought of being a mum

SCENES: Floral tributes outside Nikitta Grender’s boarded-up flat

NIKITTA CASE: Killing led to outpouring of grief

MESSAGE: Ryan Mayes’ floral tribute at Nikitta Grender’s funeral

NIKITTA CASE: Facebook’s major role

EMOTIVE CASE: Crown Advocate David Wooler

NIKITTA TRIAL: Witnesses thanked

NIKITTA TRIAL: Twitter first for the Argus

NIKITTA TRIAL: Twitter first for the Argus

LONGEST JAIL TERM: Det Chief Supt Geoff Ronayne

NIKITTA TRIAL: Sentence longest on chilling list of murders

NO REACTION: Carl Whant

NIKITTA TRIAL: No reaction from killer Whant

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER: Nikitta Grender’s parents Paul Brunnock and Marcia Grender and brother Luke Grender leave the court grounds after the family’s statement was read out

NIKITTA TRIAL: Grieving relatives are still in total disbelief

MURDERED: Nikitta Grender was killed by Carl Whant

NIKITTA TRIAL: Nikitta killed by a ‘devious and vain individual’

GUILTY: Carl Whant

NIKITTA TRIAL: Guilty Carl Whant gets 35 years

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 20: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 20: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 19: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 19: Follow our live blog

ACCUSED: Carl Whant

NIKITTA TRIAL: Jury due to consider verdict

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 18: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 18: Follow our live blog

‘VERY UNLUCKY’: Carl Whant is accused of murder

NIKITTA TRIAL: Whant ‘made villain of piece’

SUMMING UP: Gregg Taylor QC

NIKITTA TRIAL: Murder accused ‘will say anything’

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 17: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 17: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 16: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 16: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL: ‘Knife was never found’

SCENE: The flat where Nikitta Grender died

NIKITTA TRIAL: Accused tells court he took drugs on night out

ACCUSED: Carl Whant denies the murder and rape of Nikitta Grender but claimed he had consensual sex with her

NIKITTA TRIAL: I slept with Nikitta hours before her death - accused

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 15: Follow our live blog

STATEMENT READ OUT: Nikitta Grender’s mum Marcia Grender and dad Paul Brunnock

NIKITTTA TRIAL: Mum tells court of her last night with daughter

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NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 14: Follow our live blog

MURDER SCENE: Flowers were left outside the flat in Broadmead Park, Newport where the body of Nikitta Grender was found

NIKITTA TRIAL: Murder suspect ‘cried at scene’

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NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 13: Follow our live blog

SPENT EVENING DRIVING: Jenna Allman, who was with Nikitta Grender hours before she was found dead

NIKITTA TRIAL: Friend tells of last evening with Nikitta

ACCUSED OF MURDER: Carl Whant

NIKITTA TRIAL: Accused broke down in tears

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 12: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 12: Follow our live blog

Defendant Carl Whant

NIKITTA TRIAL: Whant was 'like a brother' says Ryan Mayes

NIKITTA TRIAL: Friends give evidence of night before Nikitta's death

NIKITTA TRIAL: Ryan Mayes is cross-examined by defence

Ryan Mayes leaving court yesterday

NIKITTA TRIAL: Boyfriend's love for teen victim

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 11: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 11: Follow our live blog

GIVING EVIDENCE: Rachel Bird

NIKITTA TRIAL: Murder accused 'scratched and bruised'

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 10: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 10: Follow our live blog

EVIDENCE: Matthew Cass, a senior consultant at the Transport Research Laboratory, who helped Gwent Police during the reconstruction of the journey taken by Carl Whant on the night Nikitta Grender was stabbed

NIKKITA TRIAL: Specialist picked out accused’s car

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 9: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 9: Follow our live blog

DENIES CHARGES: Carl Whant

NIKITTA TRIAL: Police seized 300 CCTV discs to track accused

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 8: Follow our live blog

NIKITTA TRIAL DAY 8: Follow our live blog

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