A former police officer has pleaded guilty to the murder of 33-year-old London woman Sarah Everard, a marketing executive whose killing rattled the British public and made headlines around the world.
On Friday (UK time), Wayne Couzens appeared at his hearing from the high-security prison, Belmarsh.
When asked how he pleaded to the charge of murder, Couzens, 48, responded, "guilty, ma'am".
Couzens' lawyer James Sturman QC said his client will "bear this burden for the rest of his life".
"His pleas today represent a truly guilty plea and remorse for what he did and, as he put it to us this morning, he will bear the burden for the rest of his life - his words: 'as I deserve'," Mr Sturman told the court.
A two-day sentencing hearing will begin on September 29.
Here's everything else we know about the case.
Who was Sarah Everard, and what happened to her?
Sarah Everard was born in Surrey, England, in 1987, and is the youngest of three siblings. She was raised in a small cul-de-sac in York, and went to Durham University to study human geography before moving to London's south.
"She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour," her family said in a statement in March.
"She was strong and principled and a shining example to us all. We are very proud of her and she brought so much joy to our lives."
Sarah Everard's family are appealing for anyone with information that might assist the investigation to contact police.— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 11, 2021
They have described Sarah as "kind and strong", and have paid tribute to a “wonderful daughter and sister”.https://t.co/P6o2OLykTU pic.twitter.com/SfpINz6oeB
In the hours before she vanished on March 3, Everard was at a friend's apartment in the London suburb of Clapham. She left at 9pm to begin the roughly 50-minute journey to her home in Brixton.
Her last known movements were recorded by a private doorbell camera on a main road in Clapham, which captured her walking past, alone, at 9.30pm. It's not clear if she made it home or was abducted during the remaining stretch of the journey.