Plea Rejected In Schoolgirl Murder Trial

Brenden Jacob Bennetts admits killing

Plea Rejected In Schoolgirl Murder Trial File

Brenden Jacob Bennetts has admitted killing Gatton schoolgirl Jayde Kendall but denies murdering the 16-year-old.

Bennetts pleaded not guilty to murder in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday but guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

He also pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse.

Bennetts, 21, was charged with killing Jayde after her body was found in a paddock, two weeks after she disappeared in August 2015.

Prosecutors rejected Bennetts' guilty plea to manslaughter, meaning he will still face a two-week trial for murder.

A jury is due to be empanelled on Monday morning.

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