A teenager accused of killing a Suffolk mother at her home on Boxing Day has pleaded guilty to murder. 

Emma Lovell, 41, was fatally stabbed in her home in Queensland in 2022.

Ms Lovell, who attended Farlingaye High School, lived with her husband Lee and their two daughters.

The 41-year-old was originally from Haskerton and had previously lived in Ipswich before she and her family emigrated to Australia in 2011.

Two 17-year olds were charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and entering a dwelling with intent in company.

Queensland Police allege the two boys broke into Mrs Lovell's house in North Lakes before they tried to flee the scene after being confronted by Mrs Lovell and her husband. 

One of the teenagers, who is now 18, then stabbed the couple in their front garden. 

Ms Lovell was wounded in the chest and died as a result of her injuries. Her husband Lee was injured. 

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One teenager, who allegedly wielded the murder weapon, pleaded guilty to her murder, burglary, malicious acts with intent, and assault occasioning bodily harm over an attack on Mr Lovell. 

He was remanded in custody and will face sentencing on May 3. 

The second teenager being charged with murder is yet to enter any pleas. 

Mr Lovell attended the brief arraignment and was present at Brisbane’s Supreme Court on Monday to hear the teen’s guilty plea.

Christina Lofthouse was best friends with Mrs Lovell.

Speaking on the first anniversary of her death, Ms Lofthouse said: "Emma was a beautiful, kind, amazing person with the biggest heart.

“She would do everything she could for her family and her friends and you were so lucky if she was your friend.”

At the time, friends from Suffolk and Australia paid tribute, describing her as someone with "a heart of gold" and with a beautiful smile.

Following her death, her husband Lee said he had been left feeling "totally lost".

"To say we're devastated is an understatement. Emma was my wife, best friend and the best mother to our two children” he added at the time.

The couple had lived together in Ipswich before moving to Australia.