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Brisbane man admits wheelie bin killing

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A 33-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter over the death of a man whose body was found in a wheelie bin in a Brisbane unit complex.

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He has admitted killing the 61-year-old whose decomposed body was found days later in the bin.

Adam John Charles Evans, 33, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday just days before he and another man were to face trial charged with murder.

His co-accused Robert Louis Gibson, 41, pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the manslaughter.

The charges relate to the death of Kym Mitchell on November 26, 2018 in Yeronga.

Mr Mitchell’s body was found six days later, wrapped in black garbage bags inside a rubbish bin at a unit complex after residents complained to police about a terrible smell.

Gibson also pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in company and four counts of rape.

The robbery was committed on the same day Mitchell was killed, but the victim was a woman.

The rape charges relate to offences committed four days after Mitchell’s death in the Brisbane suburb of Runcorn.

Evans did not plead to charges of interfering with a corpse relating to the disposing of Mitchell’s body, robbery in company and rape.

The trial, due to start on Monday, has been delisted, with the matter expected to be mentioned in the same court on December 3.

Jamie Lee Tarraran was previously charged with being an accessory after Mitchell’s death but that charge was dropped earlier this year.

-AAP

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