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Josaia Vosikata committed for trial for alleged murder of Daniela D'Addario

The man accused of murdering Daniela D'Addario, putting her body in a car boot and driving to the coast has been committed for trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Daniela D'Addario was allegedly murdered by Josaia Vosikata.
Daniela D'Addario was allegedly murdered by Josaia Vosikata. Photo: Facebook

Josaia Vosikata, 27, appeared briefly in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday, silent in a grey prison jumper and sweat pants.

Vosikata is also accused of sexual offences, of sexual intercourse without consent and attempted sexual intercourse without consent, against Ms D'Addario.

Josaia Vosikata has pleaded guilty to murdering Daniela D'Addario.
Josaia Vosikata has pleaded guilty to murdering Daniela D'Addario. Photo: ACT Policing

He has also been charged with indecently interfering with a dead body.

He has pleaded not guilty to all four charges against him.

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The body of Ms D'Addario, 35, was found in the boot of a blue Hyundai Getz near Bermagui on the NSW south coast last April.

NSW police officers had earlier stopped the car, but Vosikata allegedly ran, prompting a manhunt.

In the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Vosikata's lawyer applied to have the committal process waived.

The prosecution agreed to the application and it was accepted by Magistrate Peter Dingwall.

The case will return to court on February 18.