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A man confessed to a police officer searching for a missing woman and her child that he killed the 25-year-old, a court has heard.
Andrew Innes was accused at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday of murdering Bennylyn Burke and Jellica Burke, two, at a house in Dundee, Scotland, between February 20 and March 5, 2021.
The court heard PC Gavin Burns was sent to the house after the pair had been reported missing and Innes, 52, told him: 'I killed her (Bennylyn). She's under the floor. We got into a fight and I killed her.'
The trial was told Innes admits killing the pair, but denies murdering them and has lodged a special defence to the murder charges of absence of responsibility and diminished responsibility.
Bennylyn Burke, 25, originally from the Philippines, and her daughter Jellica, two, died at a house in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, between February 20 and March 5, 2021
Giving evidence, Jellica's father, Lexington Burke, 65, said he reported the pair missing.
He met Ms Burke, originally from the Philippines, online in 2015 and they were married in 2018.
Mr Burke told the court their relationship encountered difficulty and there was a court order stipulating when he could see Jellica.
When she went missing, and after fruitless attempts to contact her, he alerted the authorities.
Avon and Somerset Police tracked down the only car which had travelled between Bristol and Dundee, and Pc Burns was sent to the registered keeper's