Nikitta Grender family: 'We will never deal with tragic event'


A former nightclub bouncer has been convicted of murdering a pregnant teenager, two weeks before she was due to give birth.

Carl Whant, 27, of Bettws, Newport, raped and stabbed 19-year-old Nikitta Grender at her home, killing her unborn daughter at the same time.

He set fire to her flat before returning to a party which he had been at all night with her boyfriend.

Whant was convicted of murder, rape, child destruction and arson.

Nikitta's uncle, Michael Brunnock, told journalists they would "will never deal with the tragic events that have stolen our family from us".

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