Scottish football fanatic kills Kiwi girlfriend, watches football afterwards

Jennifer Edwards and William Marshall (Supplied/Scotland Police)
Jennifer Edwards and William Marshall (Supplied/Scotland Police)

A man has pleaded guilty to killing his Kiwi girlfriend before settling down to watch the football while her beaten and bleeding body lay on the floor.

William Marshall pleaded guilty to a charge of culpable homicide for the death New Zealander Jennifer Edwards in the High Court in Glasgow, and faces sentencing in November.

A post-mortem examination on Ms Edwards showed she had "sustained a number of blunt force injuries".

Prosecutor Keith O'Mahony said that after killing Ms Edwards, Marshall was seen watching television on June 13 - at the same time Scotland faced Ireland.

"It was noted this coincided with the live broadcast of a well-publicised football game," the BBC reported Mr O'Mahony as telling the High Court.

The day after this, Marshall called police to say he had discovered Ms Edward's body.

Mr O'Mahony said police had recorded 84 cases of domestic violence before the killing, according to the BBC.

"Numerous witnesses speak of Miss Edwards complaining about Marshall's violence," he said.

"He also made an admission to a family member that he had given her a black eye.

"In March 2015, she told a friend she was frightened he might kill her one day."