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Clayton Weatherston has apologised for killing Sophie Elliott through his lawyer Judith Ablett-Kerr.
Mrs Ablett-Kerr said Weatherston had told her he understood people did not see he was remorseful. He had heard much of what people had said about him.
"He said to me 'They don't see me at 2 in the morning when I think about the horrendous thing that occurred'.
"He tells me he is sorry, that he saw no point in saying it himself because it would appear contrived."
Justice Judith Potter will retire briefly before delivering her sentence.
Read a full report in tomorrow's Otago Daily Times newspaper.