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Sydney stabbing Mert Ney pleads guilty to murder

Sydney stabbing that killed a 24-year-old sex worker and started a massive police operation when he went on a knife-wielding frenzy across the CBD shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ pleads guilty to murder

A man who stabbed to death a young sex worker before going on a knife in Sydney CBD pleaded guilty to murder.

Mert Ney, 22, locked up the city and had to be held by bystanders after running through the streets with a bloody knife in August 2019.

Several hours earlier, he had paid Michaela Dunn to meet him at an apartment for sex, but once she arrived, he took out a knife and killed her.

Ney stood before Central Local Court on Tuesday, pleading guilty to the murder of Mrs. Dunn, the stabbing of second wife Linda Bo and a third incident related to an attack on his sister.

Mert Ney (pictured), 22, had to be detained by bystanders after running through city streets with a knife in August 2019 in the moments he stabbed sex worker Michaela Dunn to death

Mert Ney (pictured), 22, had to be detained by bystanders after running through city streets with a knife in August 2019 in the moments he stabbed sex worker Michaela Dunn to death

Shocking footage shot in the following moments shows him stabbing another woman in the back before shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ while holding his knife up.

Several witnesses eventually rushed to Ney and pressed him to the ground with a milk crate.

Six other charges, including attempted murder, intentional murder and possession of child pornography, were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.

On December 11, he will face the NSW Supreme Court.

Mrs. Dunn (pictured), 24, had been lured into a hotel room on Clarence Street, in Sydney's CBD

Mrs. Dunn (pictured), 24, had been lured into a hotel room on Clarence Street, in Sydney's CBD

Mrs. Dunn (pictured), 24, had been lured into a hotel room on Clarence Street, in Sydney’s CBD

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