Lecturer pleads guilty to wife's murder

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A former Deakin University lecturer has cried as he pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife inside their northeast Melbourne home.

Emergency services were called to reports of an assault at a Croydon North home about 10.15pm on April 30.

Chen Cheng, 35, was treated by paramedics, but she died at the scene.

Her husband Adam Brown, 40, was arrested and charged with murder in May.

He appeared by video link from prison in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday.

Magistrate Rohan Lawrence said he was satisfied there was enough evidence to commit Brown to stand trial in the Supreme Court and asked how he would plead to the murder charge.

Dressed in a suit, Brown cried as he entered his plea.

"Guilty, Your Honour," he told the court.

He will next face the Supreme Court for a directions hearing on September 30.

Deakin University held a candlelight vigil to remember Ms Cheng and all family violence victims after Brown was charged earlier this year.

The university encouraged staff and students to seek support and suspended relevant course units for a period of time.

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