Man admits killing Megan Newborough, 23, who was found dead on country lane

A man has admitted killing Megan Newborough, whose dead body was found on a country lane in August.

Ross McCullam, 29, pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied murdering the 23-year-old HR advisor. Megan was reported missing on August 7 after going on a date with a man she had met online.

Her body was discovered the next day by Warwickshire Police on Charley Road, a country lane near Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, The Sun reports.

Earlier today, McCullam, of Windsor Close, Coalville, appeared to Leicester Crown Court via video-link from HMP Leicester. Speaking only to confirm his plea, McCullam denied the charge of murder, pleading guilty instead to manslaughter.

The plea was not accepted by the prosecution and McCullam will stand trial on 7 March 2022. The trial is expected to last for three weeks, and McCullam has been remanded in custody.

Judge Timothy Spencer QC told McCullam: “Through your plea this morning you have admitted a very serious matter and a very serious offence. The prosecution do not accept that the case is a manslaughter case."

"They say it's a murder case – the jury will have to decide and your trial will take place on March 7th.”

Megan’s family – who watched McCullam enter his plea today – have described her as ‘the most generous, loving and caring person’.

They added in a statement: "We as a family are completely heartbroken and devastated. We are grateful for the support we have received so far but ask that we are allowed to grieve in peace.”

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