Nikitta murder accused due in court

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Nikitta Grender was found stabbed to death in the bedroom of her burnt-out flat in Newport

The alleged murderer of mother-to-be Nikitta Grender is due to appear before a high court judge for the first time.

Carl Whant, 26, of Bettws, Newport, south Wales, was charged with the murder of the heavily pregnant 19-year-old on Saturday.

The former soldier, who worked as a nightclub bouncer, is also charged with a separate offence of child destruction.

On Monday he appeared before a magistrate in Caerphilly where he was remanded in custody.

He appeared unshaven and dishevelled during the one minute hearing.

Outside angry family and friends of Miss Grender shouted and swore at him as he sped away from court in a prison van.

Whant is the second cousin of the victim’s boyfriend, Ryan Mayes, 18, the father of the unborn baby girl, who had already been named Kelsey-May.

Miss Grender was found stabbed to death in the bedroom of her burnt-out flat in Broadmead Park, Liswerry, Newport, on February 5.

Whant is due to appear for a preliminary hearing at Cardiff Crown Court before high court judge Mr Justice Griffith Williams.

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