Man 'dissolved wife's body in acid'

01:04, Dec 02 2013
Li Ping Cao
GONE: Li Ping Cao was last seen in 2011.

A Queensland man accused of murdering his wife and dissolving her body in acid has pleaded guilty to  interfering with her corpse.

Klaus Andres, 70, is accused of killing his wife, Li Ping Cao,  42, between October 28 and November 9, 2011, in Cairns.

He is charged with one count of murder and one count of  interfering with a corpse.

His trial, set down for two weeks, began today in the Cairns Supreme Court.

At the start of the trial he pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to interfering with his wife's corpse.

Sentencing for the interference offence has been adjourned until the end of the murder trial.

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