Gold Coast man admits to brutal axe murder of pregnant girlfriend

A Gold Coast man will be sentenced for murdering his pregnant partner after admitting to the brutal 2015 killing in court on Thursday.

Brock Wall was accused of bludgeoning 34-year-old Fabiana Palhares at her Varsity Lakes home in February of 2015, in a shocking domestic violence incident that rocked the city.

Wall pleaded guilty to murder in the Brisbane Supreme Court as well as unlawful assault of a pregnant woman.


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“I’m sorry,” he told the court after the plea.

He is due to be sentenced on August 6.

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