One of the men charged after father-of-two Bao Chang Wang's remains were exhumed from a remote spot in the North Island has admitted being an accessory to murder after the fact.
Gaoxiang Yu, 24, entered a guilty plea today in the High Court at Auckland before Justice Edwin Wylie.
Wang, also known as Ricky, was found covered in concrete in a shallow grave dug in Taupō near the Desert Rd last year.
Before the grisly discovery was made, his family believed he had abandoned them and moved overseas in 2017.
In total, five men were charged over the death.
Wang was allegedly stabbed to death in the Auckland suburb of Massey in August 2017.
Yu assisted in concealing what had happened by cleaning blood-splattered areas of the house with bleach.
This included cleaning the floor where blood had pooled around the body.
He also cleaned out Wang's apartment in central Auckland.
Wang's body was allegedly kept in a chest freezer, covered in ice, before it was taken to the burial site at Rangipo Intake Rd.
Yu went ahead to scour the road for any police that may have been on the road.
The van that followed allegedly contained Wang's body, still stored in the chest freezer.
Yu, who has been convicted and remanded in custody, will be sentenced on May 11.
Yanlong Piao and Yuzhen Zhang have already been sentenced for also being accessories after the fact.
Piao, who Justice Pheroze Jagose said played an "active role in the callous disposal" of the body, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.
Zhang was sentenced to six months' home detention after another High Court judge deemed his offending was less serious than Piao's.