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22-year-old man kills his 17-year-old girlfriend day after he found out she was pregnant with his child

By Mason White 10:30 AM June 24, 2014
Jayden Parkinson 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A young man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his teen girlfriend a day after he found out that she was pregnant, police in the United Kingdom said.

Prosecutors described the suspect as a violent and controlling boyfriend, who killed his pregnant girlfriend and buried the body in the grave of his uncle.

22-year-old Ben Blakeley, killed 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson, in Oxfordshire. Blakeley was obsessive and controlling, and after their separation, he had threatened to post nude videos and pictures of her on Facebook, hoping that she would commit suicide as a result, the Oxford Crown Court heard.

Six days after killing the teenager, Blakeley put her body in a large suitcase. He got into a taxi driver and went to the All Saints’ churchyard in Didcot, where his uncle Alan Kennedy is buried.

At the cemetery, Blakeley and his accomplice, a 17-year-old boy, buried the body in the tomb of Kennedy. Blakeley of Reading, Berkshire, has denied murdering Parkinson, but has admitted manslaughter and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The 17 year old also pleaded guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice. A post mortem examination revealed that Jayden died as a result of pressure on the neck.

There was also evidence of bruises on the face and scalp, which indicated that it was caused by a fist or foot.