Stephen Nicholson, 25, repeatedly raped Lucy McHugh during their secret relationship which lasted a year. Last summer he stabbed her 27 times in her face, upper chest and forearms two miles way from her home, where he had been staying at a lodger. Lucy’s remains, along with a blood-stained hoodie, were found near Southampton Sports Centre.
The teenager died from “catastrophic bleeding” after being attacked with a single-bladed knife.
Nicholson told Winchester