Twin brother of Stephanie Scott’s killer jailed over involvement in the teachers death

UPDATE: Marcus Stanford, the twin brother of the man who has pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of NSW School teacher Stephanie Scott has been sentenced to 15 months behind bars.

The 25-year-old was sentenced in Leeton Court this morning after pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact in March this year.

Given time already served, Marcus Stanford could walk free from as early as next month.


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The court heard that Marcus helped his twin brother, former school cleaner Vincent Stanford, with disposing of evidence of Ms Scott’s murder.

According to Nine News court reporter Kelly Fedor, Vincent mailed an envelope to Marcus with Ms Scott’s engagement ring, another ring given to her by her mother and her driver’s licence.

He then pawned the jewellery to a local Adelaide jeweller for $705.

Vincent confessed to the sexual assault and murder of Ms Scott, 15 months after the bride-to-be’s body burnt body was found in the Cocoparra National Park on April 10.

He is due to be sentenced later this year.

EARLIER: Marcus Stanford, the twin brother of the man who has pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of NSW School teacher Stephanie Scott will soon learn his fate with his sentencing hearing currently underway.

The 25-year-old is appearing before Leeton Court this morning after pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact in May.

The court has heard Marcus helped his twin brother, former school cleaner Vincent Stanford, with disposing of evidence of Ms Scott’s murder.

According to Nine News court reporter Kelly Fedor, Vincent mailed an envelope to Marcus with Ms Scott’s engagement ring, another ring given to her by her mother and her driver’s licence.

He then reportedly pawned the jewellery to a local Adelaide jeweller for $705.

Vincent confessed to the sexual assault and murder of Ms Scott, 15 months after the bride-to-be’s body burnt body was found in the Cocoparra National Park on April 10.

He is due to be sentenced later this year.

Stephanie Scott’s family packed the courtroom for Marcus’ sentencing hearing which is currently ongoing.

More to come.