Man admits murder of 18-year-old boy found strangled to death after party with friends

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Lewis Haines, 31, was due in court on June 20
Lewis Haines, 31, was due in court on June 20

A man has admitted to killing a teenager whose body was found near a pond after a night out.

Lewis Haines, 31, of Pembrokeshire, was due to stand trial on June 20 for the murder of Lily Sullivan, 18.

Haines had previously pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

In a hearing at Swansea Crown Court this morning, Haines changed his plea to guilty.

Haines appeared via video link in a red T-shirt with a shaved head and beard and spoke to confirm his name.

After admitting to murdering Lily, he rubbed his head with his hands.







Lily Sullivan, 18, had been partying with friends in the historic town of Pembroke hours before her death
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More than a dozen of her family members were seated in the court’s bleachers.

Lily celebrated with friends in the historic town of Pembroke on December 17th.

She had been spotted at a nightclub but just hours later her body was found in the town’s Mill Ponds near Pembroke Castle.

Prosecutor Michael Cray previously said Lily was strangled.

In tribute, her former parents said: “Lily was a kind and caring daughter who will be greatly missed by all.

“The family is very grateful to all of Lily’s friends for their support.”

He will now be sentenced on July 7th.

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