Man pleads guilty to Jia murder

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Thorntons employee Jia Ashton.

David Simmonds appeared at Nottingham Crown Court where he admitted causing 25-year-old Jia’s death in March this year.

She was murdered on her way home from work and her body was found in Sleetmoor Woods, Somercotes.

Simmonds will be sentencted on Friday, 7th October.

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