A SUPPORT worker claimed in Oxford Crown Court there was a "transformation" in Jayden Parkinson after she split up with Ben Blakeley.
Her evidence was repeated this morning by Judge Patrick Eccles during his summing up of the case, as the 22-year-old's trial for murder draws to an end.
The judge said the claim was made by a staff member at the One Foot Forward hostel in Oxford, where Jayden lived before Ben Blakeley killed her on December 3 last year.
Judge Eccles told the jury the support worker, Courtney Bateman, said when she arrived at the hostel the 17-year-old remained in her room and refused to use the toilet or shower, allegedly because her boyfriend told her not to.
But after Ms Bateman returned from a week off she claimed Jayden had ended the relationship and undergone a "transformation" - becoming "a normal giggling teenage girl" who mixed with the other residents.
The evidence of Rebecca Stacey, an elderly neighbour who lived next door to Ben Blakeley's cousin Faith Kennedy in Reading, was also repeated by Judge Eccles.
He said she described the 22-year-old defendant as a "bully" and caused "an eruption from the public gallery" by making an offensive gesture at him as she left the court after giving her evidence.
Ben Blakeley, formerly of Christchurch Road, Reading, admits manslaughter and perverting the course of justice, but denies murder.
His younger brother Jake Blakeley, 17, of Venners Water, Didcot, admits perverting the course of justice but denies preventing a lawful burial.
The trial continues.
8:30am Monday 6th July 2015
SISTER Frances Dominica has yet to rule out returning to the hospices she founded despite being asked to leave following historical sexual abuse allegations, her lawyer has said.
7:39pm Monday 6th July 2015
HOSPITAL porters have voted in favour of strike action in a row over pay and conditions.
5:44pm Monday 6th July 2015
AN OXFORD man is wanted by police on suspicion of breaching the terms of his release.
4:19pm Monday 6th July 2015
A THIRD A400M Atlas aircraft landed at RAF Brize Norton last night after being delivered from an assembly plant in Seville, Spain.
3:49pm Monday 6th July 2015
A WOMAN accused of trying to murder an elderly hospital patient has been granted bail until she stands trial in October.
3:04pm Monday 6th July 2015
RAIL services have returned to normal between Oxford and London Paddington.
1:35pm Monday 6th July 2015
MOTORISTS are facing delays after a bus crashed into a scaffolding in Thame this afternoon.
9:12am Monday 6th July 2015
Traffic was at a standstill after two vehicles collided on the A4185 near Harwell this morning.
8:09am Monday 6th July 2015
FIREFIGHTERS tackle a blaze at a flat in Wood Farm last night.
7:00am Monday 6th July 2015
THOUSANDS of revellers poured into East Oxford yesterday to enjoy music, food and dance at the annual Cowley Road Carnival.
12:09am Sunday 5th July 2015
A WOMAN who went missing from her home yesterday has been found and reunited with her family.
8:55am Saturday 4th July 2015
HELEN and Douglas House founder Sister Frances Dominica has been told not to return to the hospices following allegations of historic sexual abuse, it was confirmed today.
8:30am Saturday 4th July 2015
THERE are fears the £75m overhaul of Oxford Railway station may not take place for almost a decade.
8:31am Saturday 4th July 2015
TWO men died last night after the microlight they were flying in crashed at Enstone airfield.