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Pregnant teenager Nikitta Grender was found dead at her Lliswerry home after a fire in February last year.
Murder accused Carl Whant is expected to take the stand today in his trial.
With the defence case expected to get under way today, it is expected Whant will take the stand to face questions from his barrister, Christopher Kinch, QC, and prosecutor Gregg Taylor QC.
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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