The body of Jayde Kendall, left, was still clad in her Lockyer High School uniform, and right, a sketch of accused Brenden Bennetts in court during the trial. Illustration: Travis D. Hendrix/AAP
The body of Jayde Kendall, left, was still clad in her Lockyer High School uniform, and right, a sketch of accused Brenden Bennetts in court during the trial. Illustration: Travis D. Hendrix/AAP

Jayde Kendall: Maps app 'placed killer at the scene'

BRENDEN Bennetts had a history of strangling women during rough sex, and he told teenager Jayde Kendall in a text message just hours before he killed her that she would forget her nerves "once things heat up", a court has heard.

Details of the 16-year-old Gatton schoolgirl's tragic death on August 14, 2015, have been revealed for the first time after Bennetts pleaded not guilty to murder yesterday, the first day of his Supreme Court trial.
 

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By pleading guilty to manslaughter, the 21-year-old has admitted killing her, but prosecutors refused to accept his plea to the lesser charge.

Crown prosecutor Vicki Loury QC told the jury in her opening address Bennetts was the last person to see Jayde alive after he picked her up from school about 3.20pm on the day of her death.

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