Man admits role over body in lake
ONE of two men charged over the 2017 killing of Launceston man Bradley Breward has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Mr Breward is believed to have been killed on New Year’s Day 2017, before his body was dumped at Lake Eugenana, near Devonport.
Ricky John Izard, of South Launceston, appeared at the Supreme Court in Launceston yesterday, where he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated burglary.
It was alleged Izard was armed with a screwdriver when he and co-accused Mark Rodney Jones, of West Launceston, entered a unit in the suburb of Newnham intending to assault Mr Breward, but that Mr Breward was ultimately killed in the incident.
Izard also pleaded guilty to perverting justice, having allegedly been involved in the disposal of Mr Breward’s body, having supplied cleaning products used at the crime scene and having provided false information to police.
Izard and Mr Jones were arrested in February 2017, just over a month after Mr Breward is believed to have been killed.
Both were initially charged with murder.
Mr Jones has pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Breward and is due to stand trial next week.
Izard was remanded to reappear in the Supreme Court on July 1.