By court reporter Candice Prossery
A man has pleaded guilty to murdering and raping remote outback nurse Gayle Woodford in South Australia’s Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands last year.
Ms Woodford’s body was found in a shallow grave near Fregon last March.
Dudley Davey, 35, has pleaded guilty in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court to murdering and raping Ms Woodford and stealing her ambulance.
The court heard no interpreter could be found for Davey.
The court has previously heard there was anger in remote communities and police feared retribution may be sought against Davey.
It can now be revealed Davey has a lengthy criminal history including sexual assault.
He remains in custody and is due to face the Supreme Court in Adelaide next month, ahead of his sentencing.
Outside court, Ms Woodford’s husband, Keith Woodford, said he would make a statement at a later date.
He was surrounded by family members and supporters and was teary as he emerged from court.
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