The father of a teenager brutally raped and killed has spoken of her heartbreak at never being able to see her grow up. Today Joseph Trevor, 19, pleaded guilty to the murder and rape of Megan Newton in Stoke-on-Trent in April last year. Megan’s dad Michael Baggaley paid tribute to his teenage daughter in a powerful statement after her killer was jailed, Stoke Sentinel reported. He said: “She was so excited about finishing college and talked about going to America to study. “I am never going to see her grow and blossom into the amazing woman she was going to be . “My life has been ripped apart. “She was amazing caring, kind, loving, funny young lady.” Judge Michael Chambers QC sentenced Trevor to a minimum of 21 years behind bars before he can apply for parole. Ahead of the sentencing Stafford Crown Court heard a victim impact statement from Megan’s ‘heartbroken’ grandma Beryl Smith. She said: “We loved her deeply. “Meg’s life was cut so tragically short. Meg’s death has wiped out the spark in my life. “The loss of Meg is unbearable. We are heartbroken.” Beryl told the court how Megan had wanted to be a physiotherapist or sport… Read full this story
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