Lucy McHugh murder: Care worker Stephen Nicholson guilty of killing and raping 13-year-old girl

A care worker has been found guilty of the rape and murder of 13-year-old Lucy McHugh in Southampton.

Stephen Nicholson, 23, repeatedly stabbed the teenager to the neck and upper body before leaving her to die in woodland on 25 July last year.

The trial at Winchester Crown Court heard he was a lodger at the home of Lucy, her mother Stacey White and stepfather Richard Elmes, who was his best friend.

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