Stephanie Scott: Marcus Stanford sentenced to 15 months jail for being accessory to teacher's murder.

Marcus Stanford has been sentenced to one year and three months in jail for being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Leeton schoolteacher Stephanie Scott.

His identical twin, Vincent, sexually assaulted and fatally stabbed Ms Scott at Leeton High School in NSW on Easter Sunday last year.

In the days after her death, Marcus Stanford sold two of her rings to an Adelaide jeweller.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty in April to being an accessory after the fact to Ms Scott’s murder.

During sentencing submissions, the court heard Marcus Stanford sold Ms Scott’s engagement ring, and another given to her by her mother, to a jeweller in Adelaide for about $700.

The rings had been posted to him by his brother, a cleaner at Ms Scott’s school, who has pleaded guilty to her murder and to aggravated sexual assault.

Ms Scott, 26, disappeared just days before she was due to be married.

Her burnt body was found five days later in the Cocoparra National Park, about 70 kilometres from the town of Leeton.

More to come.

This post originally appeared on ABC News. 


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