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A man has pleaded guilty to murdering Aiia Maasarwe, the young woman who was attacked in Melbourne's north on her way home from a night out, earlier this year.
Codey Herrmann, 20, appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court via video link on Friday.
When asked how he would plead to the charges of rape, and murder, Herrmann answered: "I plead guilty,"
Ms Maasarwe, a 21-year-old student from Israel, was on her way home from a night out in central Melbourne when she got off the Route 86 tram in Bundoora.
She was on her phone to her sister about 12.10am on January 16 when Herrmann repeatedly bashed her and then sexually assaulted her.
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Courtroom gasps as wannabe rap artist who raped and murdered Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe tells judge he's 'not guilty'.
Codey Herrmann pleaded guilty last week to killing Ms Maasarwe, whose body was found near a tram stop in Melbourne's north on January 16. But when he was officially arraigned in the Supreme Court on Wednesday he stroked his beard and answered 'not guilty' to the rape charge.