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Man pleads guilty to murdering West Coast woman following relationship breakup

A Greymouth man has admitted strangling and stabbing West Coast woman Barbara Quinn to death.

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Aaron Richard Potts appeared in the High Court at Christchurch on January 21, where he pleaded guilty to Barbara Quinn’s death. Source: 1 NEWS

In the High Court at Christchurch today Aaron Richard Potts, 36, pleaded guilty to murdering the 41-year-old mother.

Ms Quinn’s body was found in the boot of her car in Greymouth’s Arnold Valley early in December. Potts was located nearby.

Today the court heard how Potts and Ms Quinn had recently broken up after an eight-month relationship, something Potts wasn’t happy about.

Potts will reappear for sentencing in April.