The body of a kind-hearted teenage football coach with an amazing smile was found at a flat in Stoke over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Joseph Trevor, also 18, of Stoke-on-Trent, will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today charged with her murder.
A police cordon was in place at the scene for the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend, while Stoke City fans organised a round of applause during the 18th minute of their Championship game against Norwich on Monday to remember the 18-year-old.
Her best friend Ricardo Eccles told StokeLive the pair had been due to go shopping in Manchester the day after her death and he was devastated to hear the news.
He said: When I got the phone call to say that it was Meg, I was so shocked. I refused to believe it at first.
Her life has been cruelly cut short in its prime. Shed only just turned 18. She had her whole life ahead of her. Its just heart-breaking.
Mr Eccles has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help with the costs of Megans funeral – already raising £2,300.
Joseph Trevor, also 18, of Stoke-on-Trent, will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today charged with the murder of Megan Newton (pictured), 18
She was there for everyone who needed her. She would be there for her friends at the click of a finger. She was an amazing person.
She was just a normal teenager. Wed sit and watch films together and go shopping. I remember her getting a Halloween costume and she looked absolutely stunning.
She absolutely loved football, she was mad for Stoke City. It was a real passion. She was working training young children in football when she died.
She had a really happy life and very much lived it to the full. She loved kids and wanted her own when she was older.
Wed also go out clubbing in Hanley. We just did the stuff that normal teenagers do. We were living the teenage dream.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.