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Lewis Haines, 31, admits to killing an 18-year-old girl after finding her body in a pond. Lily Sullivan, 18, was strangled and thrown into Mill Pond near Pembroke Castle in Wales.
Lewis Haines, 31, initially pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.However, he today admitted to the murder ahead of a planned trial later this month.
He appeared in court today via prison video link and could be seen rubbing his shaved head with his hands after changing his guilty plea.
The oil refinery worker, from Lamphey in Pembrokeshire, will be sentenced on July 7.More than a dozen members of Lily’s family were sitting in the public gallery this morning.
Lily, who did not know Haines, had been out partying with friends before her body was found in the early morning hours of December 17, 2021.
In the hours before her death, she was captured on CCTV at the Paddles nightclub, Pembroke.She believes that she first met her killer at the club.
The couple left the place separately before meeting again close by.
Lily’s body was found in the water at the beauty spot at 4:12 am.
She was pronounced dead at 6.02 a.m.
Police later released pictures of Lily taken hours before her death in an attempt to encourage witnesses to come forward.
Her parents released a heartbreaking tribute after the tragedy.
They said: “Lily was a kind and loving daughter who will be sorely missed by all.
“The family is very grateful to all of Lily’s friends for their support.”
Family friend Byron John said: “Lily was a sweet and charming young woman, well-spoken and very mature for her age.
“She had her whole life ahead of her. She’s just terrible.”