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Cleaner Vincent Stanford has pleaded guilty to murdering Leeton school teacher Stephanie Scott.

26 year old Ms Scott’s burnt remains were found on April 10, 2015 after having gone missing on April 5, 2015.

Her burnt body was found in the Cocoparra National Park, about 70 kilometres from the town of Leeton, where she worked as a teacher at Leeton High School.

She was killed just days before she was due to marry.

Vincent Stanford, a 25-year-old cleaner at Leeton High School, was arrested four days after her disappearance. His twin, Marcus Stanford, was arrested in June last year and pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact.

Appearing via video link Vincent Stanford also pleaded guilty to raping Ms Scott prior to the murder, he will now face a sentencing hearing in October 2016.

  • What a tragic story. So glad the cleaner has pled guilty. Heartbreaking for the family.

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  • I’m glad he pleaded guilty. Such a tragic and unnecessary loss of life.

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  • Originally her husband-to-be was a suspect. It must have been a nightmare for him. I don’t know what time of the day she was raped and murdered…….This is the reason that so may don’t feel safe venturing out alone at night……and I keep my doors locked

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  • wow, you are not safe anywhere these days. I feel for her husband (to be).

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  • I hope he is locked away fur a very long time.

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  • i am so pleased to see that he pleaded guilty and not some lame excuse

    I hope that Stephanie’s family can get some closure knowing that he is pleading guilty and gets a sentence that fits the crime!

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  • Just appalling. Hopefully the guilty plea will mean less stress for her family during the court process.

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  • This is such a sad story. Poor Stephanie! What a horrible way to die.
    I really hope the cleaner and his brother will receive the right punishment for what they did. :-(

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  • I hope he gets a life sentence

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