Posted: 12 October, 2016

Man Charged With Rape and Murder Of French Student In Brisbane Has Pleaded Guilty

A man charged with the rape and murder of French student Sophie Collombet in South Brisbane has pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court. 

The plea comes just two weeks before accused Ben Milward was to stand trial. 

Ms Collombet’s body was found naked and beaten under a rotunda in South Brisbane’s Kurilpa Park on March 28, 2014.

The 21-year-old student is believed to have been killed while walking from a South Bank bus stop to her city apartment in Quay St.

The Courier Mail reported the matter is adjourned for a sentencing hearing on October 26.

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