A man accused of murdering a woman who lived in the same property in Hull has denied the charge but admitted manslaughter.
Amadeusz Sekula, 21, of Lambert Street, Hull, appeared in court on Monday, August 2.
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Klaudia Soltys, 30, shared the premises with him at the time and 999 crews found her with fatal injuries inside the property just before 6am.
Sekula appeared before Hull Crown Court via a video link from custody.
He was wearing a grey T-shirt and sat behind a desk in Hull Prison while details of the case were given.
Sekula denied murder but admitted a lesser charge of manslaughter on March 27. He spoke with the help of a Polish interpreter, also on a video link.
Prosecutor Jason Pitter QC said that the plea was not acceptable to the prosecution and a trial would need to be held before a jury.
This is due to take place on November 2, with a provisional time estimate of six or seven days.
Defence barrister Rodney Ferm said that a pathologist's report would need to be translated into Polish for the case. Psychiatric reports will also be made available.
Mr Ferm applied for a QC to be be brought in to lead the defence case, to be assisted by him.
This is expected to be Peter Moulson QC. Legal aid for this was granted. Sekula was further remanded in custody.
Miss Soltys' friend and colleague Petya Yaknov described Klaudia as a "ray of sunshine" after her death.
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"We worked together and she became like family to me," said Petya.
"She was originally from Poland but came over to the UK years ago and settled in Hull, but she didn't know anyone when she came over on her own.
"Klaudia was a very good person - she was like a ray of sunshine. She was full of life wanted to love and be loved. She was so beautiful and like a model.
"She smiled all the time. She was always smiling, even when things didn’t go well at work she would make fun about it and make us laugh."
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