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.