Cleaner pleads guilty to murder of NSW teacher Stephanie Scott

School cleaner Vincent Stanford has pleaded guilty to murdering NSW teacher Stephanie Scott.

The bubbly 26-year-old vanished from Leeton High school on April 5 2015, just one week before she was due to marry her childhood sweetheart.

High school cleaner Vincent Stanford was arrested four days after Ms Scotts disappearance and charged with her murder and rape.


The bride-to-be’s body burnt body was found in the Cocoparra National Park on April 10, five days after she disappeared.

In the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday, Ms Scott’s family packed the courtroom as Vincent Stanford confessed to sexual assault and murder.

His plea comes just months after his twin brother Marcus Stanford pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to murder.

The pair are due to be sentenced later this year.