11:32am Jan 23, 2019
A homeless man who left a woman for dead on a busy Melbourne street has pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing her death.
Michael Panayides appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court today via video link, pleading guilty to five charges over the death of the cyclist, 27-year-old Dutch national Gitta Scheenhouwer, on Chapel Street on August 12 last year.
Panayides pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing death, failing to render assistance, negligently dealing with proceeds of crime, theft of a motor vehicle and recklessly causing injury.
He is due to appear in the County Court for a directions hearing on Thursday.
Mr Panayides did not stop, speeding away from the scene of the crash. (9News)© Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2019