Plymouth teenager was killed last year
The 18-year-old went missing on the evening of 20 November and was last seen at a bus stop in Plymouth.
She was due to travel to the city centre to meet friends but never arrived.
Three days later, her body was discovered near Bovisard Beach - about seven miles away from her home.
Cody Ackland appeared at Plymouth Crown Court on Tuesday morning to enter his plea.
The 24-year-old was the lead guitarist in a local indie band, Rakuda, who released their first EP in August last year.
After Ackland's arrest, the band announced it would be taking a break and hoped to reform later this year.
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