21 Mar 2013

Man admits kidnapping Hamilton woman

8:47 am on 21 March 2013

One of the men charged with kidnapping a Hamilton woman last year has pleaded guilty.

Rae Portman, who was 33, went missing last June and her body was eventually found in a south Auckland rural suburb in September.

At the Manukau District Court on Wednesday, Lee Rigby admitted kidnapping Ms Portman.

He has been remanded in custody until his sentencing on 24 April.

The man accused of Ms Portman's murder, Paraire Te Awa, is due in court on 27 March.