Aiia Maasarwe's Accused Killer To Front Court After Guilty Plea
An aspiring rapper is scheduled to front Victoria's Supreme Court for the first time since pleading guilty to the rape and murder of international student Aiia Maasarwe.
Codey Herrmann pleaded guilty last week to killing Maasarwe, whose body was found near a tram stop in Melbourne's north on January 16.
He is expected in the Supreme Court on Wednesday for a directions hearing.
Maasarwe, 21, was walking home after a night at a comedy club when she was attacked after getting off a tram near La Trobe University in Bundoora.
A Palestinian Arab of Israeli citizenship, she had spent several months in Melbourne on a study-abroad program and was speaking by phone to her overseas-based sister when she was attacked.
Herrmann, aged 20 at the time of his arrest, was charged three days after the crime.