An Australian Airbnb host has confessed to killing a guest who couldn’t Afford to pay in his house near Melbourne, the press reported on Tuesday. Jason Colton, 42, denied murder, but has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Ramis Jonuzi in October 2017, reports the BBC. The Supreme Court of Victoria discovered on Tuesday that two housemates held the 36-year-old man down, while Colton beat and strangled him not paying the A$210 he owed them. Colton said that he alone wished to possess Jonuzi to pass out, not severely injure him or kill.
Australian daily The Age noted that Jonuzi was a bricklayer, who’d leased a room in Brighton East since he wanted an inexpensive and secure location to remain as he dealt with a few personal problems. In case the jury accepts Colton’s manslaughter convicted, he can be jailed for 20 years. If he is convicted of murder, but he faces a life sentence. In a declaration, Airbnb, a privately held international company that operates hospitality facilities, said it was deeply saddened and outraged by what had happened, which it’d removed the record from its site. There’s not any location on Airbnb for an act, which violates everything our global community stands for, the company said.