A woman has admitted the murder of another woman who was found sawn in half in the Forest of Dean.
Body parts of Phoenix Netts, 28, were discovered inside two suitcases on May 12 last year.
Gareeca Conita Gordon, 28, today pleaded guilty to murdering Ms Netts between April 14 and May 12 at Bristol Crown Court before a trial that had been scheduled for Monday.
Gordon is now due to be sentenced on May 4.
Ms Netts’ relatives previously paid tribute to her in a statement, where they said: “As a family we are devastated with what has happened to Phoenix. We ask most humbly that our family’s privacy is respected whilst we grieve and come to terms with the loss of Phoenix in such tragic circumstances.
“Whilst we understand this is a news story, we hope everyone can understand why we need to be left alone at this very difficult time. We have family and good friends supporting us and our thanks go out to all of them. We would also like to thank all the police officers involved in the investigation for their hard work and sensitivity.”
A case was dropped by the CPS against Mahesh Sorathiya, aged 39, from Wolverhampton, who was arrested in connection with the case and originally charged with assisting an offender on or before the 12 May.
The suspected original murder scene was originally reported to be at a property in Denmore Gardens, Wolverhamption, a quiet residential cul-de-sac. It was said to have resembled an “abattoir.’
“It was like a bloodbath, they found a circular saw and the woman had been cut up the middle,” a source told The Sun last May.
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