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Aus 'Survivor' star Joel Betts admits attempted murder of girlfriend

An Australian former reality contestant has admitted to trying to kill his ex-girlfriend. Joel Betts, a 32-year-old best known for appearing in the Australian version of Survivor and then becoming a Foxtel TV presenter, pleaded guilty to allegations that he stabbed 24-year-old Samantha Holland until she agreed to die a "Romeo and Juliet" double death with him. New South Wales District Court heard on Monday (February 27) that Betts repeatedly attacked Holland when she returned to their Sydney apartment on April 17, 2010 to collect some belongings after deciding to move out. He has now pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to murder, as well as aggravated detain for advantage. Holland said in a statement tendered at Betts's committal hearing (more)
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