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A freelance musician has pleaded guilty to the murder of 18-year-old student Bobbi-Anne McLeod, who disappeared while waiting for a bus in Plymouth.
Cody Ackland, 24, pleaded guilty during a plea and trial preparation hearing at Plymouth Crown Court on Tuesday.
He appeared in the dock dressed in jeans and a gray sweater, speaking only to confirm his name, date of birth and plead guilty to murdering the teen on a date between November 19 and 23, 2021.
Richard Posner, the prosecutor, asked for sentencing to be delayed while he awaited more evidence from a neuropathologist’s report that he expected to serve in court before the end of the month.
He said that when he had received it, he would be ready to present a full sentencing note detailing the facts of the murder.
Ray Tully QC of Ackland said he would provide the court with a psychiatric report on the defendant before the sentencing hearing.
Judge Robert Linford warned Ackland that he would receive a statutory life sentence when he listed the case for sentencing on May 19, adding: “The only problem will be the minimum term.”
Ms. McLeod’s mother, father and brother were sitting in the public gallery while the victim’s friends and extended family watched the proceedings in a separate courtroom via video link.
The victim’s mother, Donna McLeod, was in tears during the brief hearing.
The judge sent Ackland, of Radcliffe Close, Southway, Plymouth, into custody to appear in court for sentencing next month.
He also thanked the public for the “commendable way he has behaved once again during the process.”
Mrs McLeod was last seen waiting at a bus stop on Bampton Road, near her home in the Plymouth suburb of Leigham, on the evening of Saturday 20 November 2021, as she headed into town to meet friends.
Her body was discovered three days later near a beach in Bovisand, South Hams, some seven miles away.
Police said there was “no known link” between Ms McLeod and Ackland.
Causes of Death
The cause of the teenager’s death was not disclosed during the opening of the investigation carried out last year.
Ms McLeod’s distraught mother thanked the Leigham community for her support as hundreds attended a candlelight vigil at the location where the student was last seen alive in November.
“Thank you for going out of your way to try to find her and bring our baby home,” she said.
His older brother Lee, who begged people to help him search for his sister whom he was convinced had been kidnapped, paid an emotional tribute after police found a body three days after the shooting. her disappearance.
Sharing a photo of the brothers in elementary school uniform on Facebook, he wrote, “Until we meet again sister. Love you.
“You did not deserve this beautiful and talented girl and having you as my little sister, the adventure and journey we have been on will always be treasured. Now go rest easy.