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Murderer of Scott Johnson Admits Guilt, Now Identifies as Gay

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ABC.Scott Philip White, 51, was convicted in January for the crime after surprising the court and his lawyers by pleading guilty to killing the math postgraduate student whose naked body was found at the bottom of the cliffs near Manly in northern Sydney.

Johnson was 27 at the time of his murder.The court heard Monday from White’s ex-wife, Helen White, who said she twice asked him about the murder, first in 1988 and then again in 2008 after an article mentioned the crime.“I remember asking him if this was one of the gay men that he’d bashed and he said ‘oh that girly looking poofter,’” Helen White said in testimony to the court, ABC News reports.

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