Stuart Hazell will be sentenced today for the murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp after suddenly changing his plea mid-trial.
The 37-year-old dramatically admitted to murdering the schoolgirl on the fifth day of his trial.
Previous denials meant that Tia's family were forced to sit through days of disturbing and graphic evidence, her mother Natalie Sharp leaving the court room in tears numerous times.
Hazell abruptly changed his mind and entered a guilty plea to the murder charge as the prosecution was drawing to a close.
His decision means Tia's family will never get to hear his explanation of what happened to the schoolgirl.
In an in-depth interview with ITV's Tonight, Tia Sharp's mother and grandmother tell their harrowing story and speak openly about their loss
The mother of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp has said the man responsible for her death "deserves to suffer".
Stuart Hazell, 37, changed his plea to guilty in the murder trial of schoolgirl Tia Sharp claiming her 'family have suffered enough'.