Asylum seeker admits causing aspiring model’s death

A MAN has pleaded guilty to causing the death of an aspiring model.

Tuesday, 9th October 2012, 5:19 pm

Rebecca Caine, from Birstall, died in a head-on collision on the M62 near Manchester on September 15.

The 20-year-old Leeds student died at the scene, and three others were hurt.

Wilfred Museka, a Zimbabwean asylum seeker who lives in Clayton, pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester on Monday.

Hundreds of people attended Rebecca’s funeral last month. During the service, her father, Tim Caine, said she could charm a pauper or a prince.

He said: “Nothing will ever fill the emptiness we now feel and the tragedy of her loss.

“The world has lost a beautiful shining light.”

Rebecca’s family now hopes to set up a foundation to help aspiring young models get onto the modelling ladder in her memory.

Museka, 31, of Powell Street, will be sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving at the court on November 13.

He was remanded into custody.