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Royal Opera House designer admits killing his Australian fiancée by bludgeoning her to death

Royal Opera House designer, 37, admits killing his Australian fiancée by bludgeoning her to death with a metal bar in their east London flat

  • Roderick Deakin-White was charged after body of fiancée was found at their flat
  • He denied murdering Amy Parsons but has now pleaded guilty to manslaughter
  • The graphic designer, 37, appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey in London today
  • Couple are thought to have been together for at least six years before the death

A Royal Opera House designer today admitted beating his Australian girlfriend to death with a metal bar at their London home.

Roderick Deakin-White, 37, had denied murdering Amy Parsons but pleaded guilty to manslaughter when he appeared at the Old Bailey.

Miss Parsons, 35, was discovered by police at the fifth-floor flat she shared with her fiancé in Whitechapel, east London, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deakin-White struck her several times with ‘severe’ force and later admitted to police what he had done, the court heard.

Roderick Deakin-White (pictured left) had denied murdering Amy Parsons (right) but pleaded guilty to manslaughter when he appeared at the Old Bailey today

The couple are thought to have been together for at least six years.

Richard Carrey-Hughes, defending, said: ‘There is to be a plea of manslaughter today that is the position.

‘We are awaiting reports, there will certainly be a loss of control issue in the trial.’

Deakin-White appeared in the dock wearing a maroon top and grey prison issue trousers. He denied murder but admitted manslaughter.

The family of Miss Parsons in Melbourne had launched a $20,000 crowdfunding campaign so they can travel to England and bring her body home.

Deakin-White will face a trial lasting up to three weeks on October 28.

The family of Miss Parsons (pictured) in Melbourne had launched a $20,000 crowdfunding campaign so they can travel to England and bring her body home

The family of Miss Parsons (pictured) in Melbourne had launched a $20,000 crowdfunding campaign so they can travel to England and bring her body home

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