FOLLOW our live blog of the Nikitta Grender trial with our reporters sending updates from 10.00am today. Miss Grender's boyfriend Ryan Mayes is expected to give evidence at the trial today.
Pregnant teenager Nikitta Grender was found dead at her Lliswerry home after a fire in February last year.
Carl Whant, 27, of no fixed address, stands accused of the rape and murder of Miss Grender on February 5 last year. He is also accused of arson and child destruction. He denies all the charges.
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