Haulier Ronan Hughes, one of the fatalities of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a refrigerator truck in the UK city of Essex, pleaded guilty on Friday of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy in support of irregular immigration.
A second defendant, Eamonn Harrison, 23, pleaded not guilty, although the BBC said the trial against him will not take place until October.
The driver of the vehicle, Maurice Robinson, a 25-year-old Northern Irish man, was also charged and charged with 39 murders after pleading guilty.
The bodies of 39 Vietnamese, 31 men and eight women, were found in a refrigerator truck in the town of Grays, Essex, on October 23, after arriving in Purfleet from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. There were ten teenagers among them, two of whom were fifteen years old.