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Monday, March 04, 2019, 16:01
Man admits killing Airbnb guest in Australia over $149 bill
By Associated Press
Monday, March 04, 2019, 16:01 By Associated Press

This picture taken on March 2, 2017, shows the logo of online lodging service Airbnb displayed on a computer screen in Paris. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP)

MELBOURNE, Australia — A man has admitted in an Australian court to choking to death an Airbnb guest over an unpaid 210 Australian dollar (US$149) bill.

Jonuzi had been renting a room in a Melbourne home where Colton was also a tenant

Jason Colton pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the Victoria state Supreme Court on Monday but admitted to manslaughter in Ramis Jonuzi's death in 2017. Colton would face a potential life sentence if a jury convicts him of murder. He would face a potential 20 years if the jury accepts his death was manslaughter.

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Jonuzi had been renting a room in a Melbourne home where Colton was also a tenant.

Jonuzi first rented a room for three nights on Airbnb, but agreed to stay another week for AU$210.

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The trial continues on Tuesday.


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