A DAD-OF-ONE has admitted murdering a teenage girl whose body was found in a pond.
Lily Sullivan, 18, was strangled to death and dumped in Mill Pond, close to Pembroke Castle in Wales.
Lewis Haines, 31, initially pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.
Egter, he today admitted murder ahead of a planned trial later this month.
He appeared at court today via prison video link, and could be seen rubbing his shaved head in his hands after changing his plea.
The oil refinery worker, of Lamphey in Pembrokeshire, will be sentenced on July 7.
More than a dozen of Ms Sullivan’s family members were sat in the public gallery of the court.
Haines will now be sentenced on July 7.
Ms Sullivan, who didn’t know Haines, had been partying with friends before her body was found in the early hours of the morning on December 17 2021.
She was captured on CCTV in Paddles nightclub and walking through Pembroke town centre before she was murdered.
Police later released images of Lily taken hours before she died in a bid to encourage witnesses to come forward.
After her body was discovered, her parents released a heartbreaking tribute.
Hulle het gesê: “Lily was a kind and caring daughter who will be deeply missed by everyone.
“The family are very thankful to all of Lily’s friends for their support.”
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