Man pleads guilty to murder of Murrumbeena couple

Man pleads guilty to murder of Murrumbeena couple

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering a couple in their Melbourne home.

Robert Adamson, 65, and his wife, Cheryl, 60, were found dead in February at the back of their Murrumbeena home.

Appearing via video link from prison during a brief hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, Thomas James Hemming, 21, also of Murrumbeena, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder.

He faces a directions hearing in the Victorian Supreme Court later this month.

Mr Adamson worked as an accountant and his wife was the senior teacher librarian at Melbourne Grammar School's primary school, Grimwade House.

Mrs Adamson's colleagues discovered the bodies in the couple's home when she failed to show up for work.


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