Brenden Bennetts found guilty of schoolgirl's murder

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September 14, 2017 15:24:15

Brenden Bennetts has been found guilty of murdering schoolgirl Jayde Kendall, west of Brisbane, in August 2015.

Bennetts, 21, was charged with murder and interfering with a corpse after the 16-year-old’s remains were found on a rural property west of Brisbane almost two weeks after she went missing.

It took the jury less than a day to reach its verdict.

Bennetts is due to be sentenced in the Supreme Court in Brisbane this afternoon.

Jayde’s grandfather Denis Morrissey read a victim impact statement to the court.

He described Jayde as a “gorgeous and thoughtful young woman focused on a bright future”.

“To know we will never have these times again tears our heart out,” he said.

“She was a bright and driven young girl, destined for great things.

“We will never recover from this loss.”

More to come.

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September 14, 2017 15:15:23



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