In the UK, Wayne Couzens, 48, admitted in front of Sarah Everard’s family that he abducted and raped her, and was responsible for her death.
The Metropolitan Police officer said he was guilty of kidnapping and raping the 33-year-old.
Despite his plea, a third count of murder was not put to him while medical reports are still pending.
Couzens is scheduled to return to court on July 9 next month.
On March 3, 2021, Everard was grabbed from the street while she was walking home from a friend’s house towards Brixton.
Everard, who worked as a marketing assistant, was seen on a doorbell camera at around 9 in the evening walking along Poynders Road towards Tulse Hill.
A security camera caught Everard alone at 9:15 and again at 9:28 pm before she was seen on the camera of a marked police car at 9:32 pm.
At around 9:35 pm, a bus camera captured two people on the road and a white Vauxhall Astra with its hazard lights flashing.
A video from another bus caught the same car with both front doors open.
The car was later confirmed to have been hired from Dover after the police caught its registration number and traced it as it left London for Kent.
After Everard’s disappearance, a major Metropolitan Police investigation was carried out and her body was found a week later in the woodlands in Kent.
Couzens is scheduled to appear in court next month, but he showed up at the Old Bailey via video link.
“Responsibility for the killing is also admitted,” Jim Sturman QC, Couzens lawyer, said.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Couzens sat with his head bowed during the video link and repeatedly said ‘guilty sir’ during the hearing.
Everard’s family was also in court attendance.
“The defendant has pleaded guilty today to counts one and two of the indictment, the kidnap of Sarah Everard and the rape of Sarah Everard,” Lord Justice Adrian Falford said.
“Count three, the count of murder, has not been put to the defendant because medical reports are awaited in relation to that allegation, although the defendant accepts responsibility for the killing,” he added.
Everard’s body was found in a remote area in Ashford, Kent. Her body was stacked inside a large builder’s bag and was later identified through her dental records.
Recommended Video For You!
What ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’ Looks Like Today