Essex stabbing: Rig worker admits murder at rented home

Daniel Hodges Daniel Hodges showed no remorse but admitted murdering a woman

A 31-year-old oil rig worker has admitted stabbing a woman to death at the home where he lodged in Essex.

Daniel Hodges pleaded guilty to the murder of Gillian Andrade, 39, from Buckhurst Hill, found in Churchfields, Loughton, in July last year.

A post-mortem examination result showed she died from a knife wound.

Chelmsford Crown Court was told Hodges was arrested at the scene and later charged with the murder but showed no remorse for the crime while in custody.

He will be sentenced on 15 February.

Det Ch Insp Lucy Robinson said: "The overwhelming evidence we gathered against Mr Hodges has no doubt influenced his decision to enter a guilty plea.

"I am pleased for Gillian's family that they will not have to sit through the trauma of a trial.

"Throughout this investigation he has failed to show any remorse for his actions."

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