In chilling new details, school cleaner Vincent Stanford planned on attacking a 12-year-old female student the day he killed school teacher Stephanie Scott.
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The Daily Telegraph reports that Stanford would have attacked the 12-year-old, who livened near the local area, had she not been away on the weekend of the killing.
Instead, he raped and murdered Ms Scott to which he pleaded guilty to yesterday.
Ms Scott, 26, was last seen on Easter Sunday in April 2015 at her workplace, Leeton High School, where she had gone to prepare lesson plans for the time she would be away on her honeymoon.
Her body was discovered in some burnt-out scrub in Cocoparra National Park the following Friday, the day before she was due walk down the aisle to marry partner Aaron Leeson-Woolley.
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