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Man admits murdering his fiancée

Published 24/03/2009

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of his 17-year-old fiancée in Co Londonderry in 2007.

Terry Phillip Whiting (31), who is originally from England but has an address at Robertson Crescent in Limavady, was charged with murdering Wendy McAteer on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. The couple shared a house together.

Ms McAteer's body was found in a laneway at Blackburn Path in Limavady, hear St Mary's High School, where she had been a pupil.

She had sustained serious head injuries. Whiting pleaded guilty to the murder on the first day of his trial yesterday in Londonderry. The case has been adjourned for sentencing in April.

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