A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of pregnant teenager Nikitta Grender.
Carl Whant, from Bettws, Newport, also faced a charge of child destruction before Caerphilly magistrates.
Mr Whant was remanded in custody to appear at an unspecified crown court on Wednesday.
The body of 19-year-old Miss Grender was found stabbed after a fire at her flat in the Liswerry area of the city on Saturday 5 February.
Nightclub bouncer Mr. Whant was arrested last Wednesday and charged late on Saturday night.
He appeared before magistrates this morning in a brief one-minute hearing, speaking only to confirm his name and age.