A Queensland man accused of bashing a Korean woman and dumping her in a Brisbane park where she drowned in her own blood is set to take the stand at his murder trial.
Alex Reuben McEwan has pleaded not guilty to murdering 22-year-old Eunji Ban on November 24, 2013, but guilty to a lesser offence of manslaughter on mental health grounds.
McEwan is expected to give evidence when his Brisbane Supreme Court murder trial resumes on Thursday.
On Friday, the court heard details of letters McEwan wrote to Ms Ban's family after he attacked her while she walked to work.
"I can't explain how sorry I am for your loss," McEwan wrote to the woman's grieving relatives.
"I wish I could take it all back and give her a bunch of roses instead. I will be praying for you."
Prosecutors allege McEwan repeatedly punched Ms Ban in the head and dragged her feet first up a flight of stairs leading from Albert Street in Brisbane's CBD to Wickham Park.
Australian Associated Press