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Partner admits murdering Jody Meyers

AAP logoAAP 20/12/2016

The man accused of killing Adelaide woman Jody Meyers has pleaded guilty to murder - and the victim's family say they knew all along that he did it.

Neil Anthony Archer has pleaded guilty to killing his 20-year-old partner in the South Australian town of Mannum in August 2015.

Members of the murdered woman's family were in court for the plea on Tuesday, including her mother who broke down in tears after the plea.

Ms Meyers' brother-in-law Michael Bates said they always knew that Archer was guilty and now they hoped the law would come down hard on the killer when he is sentenced.

"Don't let him out, throw away the key," Mr Bates told reporters outside the Adelaide Magistrates Court.

"We don't get Jody back so why should he get a life?"

The body of Ms Meyers was found buried under a concrete slab at Archer's parents' property in Mannum more than a month after she went missing.

Prosecutors have said they believed Archer used a piece of grey cord to kill his partner.

Meanwhile the killer's mother Margaret Archer is accused of helping her son in the aftermath of the murder to try to escape prosecution.

She has pleaded not guilty to assisting an offender and she will stand trial next year.

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