THE family of a pregnant teenager murdered in Creswick told her killer to rot in jail after he was found guilty of her gruesome death yesterday.Friends and relatives of Naomi Bernaldo, 19, clapped, sobbed, and embraced after a Supreme Court jury found Darren John Ellis had shot and stabbed his defacto before dumping her naked body in a Creswick lake.The crowded court erupted with emotion as supporters of Ellis, including his parents, cried tears of despair while the 37-year-old shook his head. The jury took just over a day to find Ellis, of Creswick, had murdered Ms Bernaldo in 2006, shortly after she discovered she was carrying his child. Outside the crowded court, Ms Bernaldo's mother, Anne-Marie Burke, wept and said: "I'll never have her back though".Mrs Burke had told the court her daughter was considering an abortion because she did not believe Ellis, a father-of-two, wanted more children.Ms Bernaldo's uncle Peter Rhodes said outside court, the family were "over the moon" with the verdict."She was a beautiful girl, she had a loving family, what she went through no-one deserves to go through that," he said."As far as I'm concerned Darren Ellis can rot in jail, the whole family thinks that."Ms Bernaldo went missing in September 2006. Canoeists found her body floating in St George's Lake, near Creswick outside Ballarat, on November 1, 2006.She had been shot in the head at close range, stabbed in the chest and her body encased in chicken wire and weighted with rocks.Mr Rhodes described the trial, which was moved to Melbourne after three juries were dismissed in Ballarat, as "hell" for Ms Bernaldo's family. He said the family planned to go St George's Lake, where a cross had been erected for Ms Bernaldo, to say a prayer together. "She's the one who won it," he said of the case. The jury had heard Ellis told his estranged wife that Ms Bernaldo had left him in the middle of the night to seek help for her drug use.Police had found chicken wire and black plastic cable ties, the same as those used to secure the wire around Ms Bernaldo's body, in Ellis' backyard.Peter Chadwick, for Ellis, had told the jury his client had loved Ms Bernaldo and while he had a collection of guns and knives none had proven to be the murder weapons.Ms Bernaldo's friend Bianca Fraser gave evidence Ellis had been violent towards his teen lover. Mr Rhodes said outside court, the couple's relationship had appeared happy at the beginning."We did not know what Darren Ellis was like," he said. Justice Paul Coghlan will sentence Ellis on a date to be fixed.