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Vic man admits helping mine body accused

AAP logoAAP 2/10/2016

A man has admitted he helped a man who is accused of killing his father and dumping his body in an abandoned mine in Victoria.

Anthony Burford, 25, entered the plea of guilty to the charge of assisting a defendant in manslaughter in the Victorian Supreme Court.

Burford then gave an undertaking to give evidence against Nathan Missen, who is charged over the death of Mark Missen, 56, in Maroopna earlier this year.

Police allege Mr Missen was killed between January 25 and February 2.

His body was discovered in an old goldmine in Whroo, north of Melbourne.

Burford, who is unemployed, will receive a discount on his sentence for co-operating with prosecutors.

Wearing a white singlet, and sporting tattoos of the word "reckless" on his neck and the word "pride" above his left eyebrow, Burford said he would give evidence in a committal hearing on a date to be set.

Burford's bail was extended by Justice Lex Lasry.

He will return to court in December for a pre-sentence hearing.

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