A fugitive on the run for more than three years after choking a man to death has pleaded guilty to the killing.
On November 23, 2019, early in the morning, Stasious Scott, 34, attacked Justin Bello in his apartment in Stockwell, southwest London.
The 38-year-old victim’s body was then dismembered and dumped in a waste shed in Wembley, north-west London, where it was discovered 48 hours later by garbage collectors.
When one of the binmen noticed a black suitcase on the ground with feet hanging out of it, he realised something terrible.
Four days after the murder, Scott left the nation, but on January 24 of this year, he was captured in Jamaica.
On March 23, he was sent back to the UK and accused of killing Mr. Bello.
Scott appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday and entered a plea of guilty to the lesser charges of manslaughter and attempting to obstruct justice.
According to prosecutor Bill Emlyn Jones KC, the Crown accepted the plea.
Scott was remanded in custody by Judge Anuja Dhir KC, who also postponed sentencing until August 1 while reports were being completed.
Oliver Scott, 53, of Hornsey, north London, Cecilia Bruce-Annan, 50, of Stanmore, north-west London, and 44-year-old Christopher Hatton, who has no permanent address, were all sentenced to prison last year after being found guilty of conspiring to tamper with the course of justice.
Scott’s partner, Suzanne John, a 40-year-old lawyer from Mitcham in south London who practises criminal law, was exonerated of the charge.