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Man admits choking Airbnb guest to death in Australia over unpaid bill

Jason Colton pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the Victoria state Supreme Court on Monday but admitted to manslaughter in Ramis Jonuzi’s death in 2017.

world Updated: Mar 04, 2019 14:14 IST
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Colton would face a potential life sentence if a jury convicts him of murder. He would face a potential 20 years if the jury accepts his death was manslaughter.
Colton would face a potential life sentence if a jury convicts him of murder. He would face a potential 20 years if the jury accepts his death was manslaughter.(AFP/ Representative Image)
         

A man has admitted in an Australian court to choking to death an Airbnb guest over an unpaid 210 Australian dollar ($149) bill.

Jason Colton pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the Victoria state Supreme Court on Monday but admitted to manslaughter in Ramis Jonuzi’s death in 2017. Colton would face a potential life sentence if a jury convicts him of murder. He would face a potential 20 years if the jury accepts his death was manslaughter.

Jonuzi had been renting a room in a Melbourne home where Colton was also a tenant.

Jonuzi first rented a room for three nights on Airbnb, but agreed to stay another week for AU$210.

The trial continues on Tuesday.

First Published: Mar 04, 2019 14:06 IST