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School Cleaner Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Teacher Stephanie Scott

Vincent Stanford raped and killed the school teacher just days before she was due to be married.

A school cleaner has pleaded guilty to the murder of New South Wales teacher Stephanie Scott just one week before her wedding.

Vincent Stanford, 25, who worked at Leeton High School where Scott was a teacher, has entered a guilty plea in a NSW Supreme Court this morning.

The beloved teacher and bride-to-be was last seen on April 5 last year at the school, where she had gone on the weekend to do some extra work before she was due to head on leave to get married and go on her honeymoon.

Five days later the 26-year-old’s body was found 70 kilometres away in the Cocoparra National Park.

Stanford was arrested and charged with her murder, aggravated sexual assault and inflicting actual bodily harm.

Stanford’s identical twin brother, Marcus, was also charged over his involvement in Scott’s death, and in March pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder after the fact.

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