Dad pleads guilty to murdering daughter and her husband

Australian Associated Press
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A Melbourne father has admitted murdering his estranged daughter and son-in-law in a New Year's Eve shooting a year ago.

Yarraville woman Lindita Musai, 25, was shot and killed at her home on December 31, 2019 and her 29-year-old husband, Veton, died in hospital the following day.

Veton and Lindita Musai are pictured on their wedding day.
Veton and Lindita Musai on their wedding day. Source: Facebook

On Wednesday, Ms Musai's father Osman Shaptafaj, 56, admitted he had killed them both.

"I plead guilty," he said when asked in the Supreme Court about both murder charges.

Shaptafaj's lawyers had indicated last month he intended to plead guilty, but earlier this month he sacked them and hired a new legal team.

Lindita Musai is pictured with her husband, Veton.
The couple died after they were shot on New Year's Eve 2019. Source: Facebook

Last May he formally pleaded not guilty to charges, with discussions about defences of mental impairment or his fitness to face trial.

Shaptafaj is due to face court for a pre-sentence hearing on May 7.

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