Grace Millane murdered by man 'seeking total domination', court hears
British backpacker Grace Millane was murdered by a man "seeking total domination and some sort of weird thrill over women who were his sexual partners", a court heard today.Her killer had then taken "trophy photographs" because of a "morbid interest in a dead woman's genitalia", prosecutor Brian Dickey said.
The family of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane has thanked the country' s people for their compassion and said Millane "will forever be a Kiwi.".
Grace Millane ' s dad David flew to Auckland from the family ’s home in Essex after Grace , 22, was reported missing while THE family of murdered Brit backpacker Grace Millane say their "whole world has been turned upside down" after she was killed during a dream holiday to New Zealand.
A review is under way into the Government’s compensation scheme for families of British people murdered outside the UK and the European Union.
The news comes after it was confirmed the family of murdered Essex backpacker Grace Millane would receive no compensation for her death since it happened outside of Britain and the EU, in New Zealand.
Currently, the bereaved families of people murdered in the UK and in EU member states can apply for a compensatory payout, but there is no funding available in relation to Britons killed elsewhere.
She was fatally strangled. The media is making it about her sex life.
Grace Millane’s story is part of a larger pattern of victim-blaming.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.
LONDON — A New Zealand man was found guilty of murder on Friday in the killing of Grace Millane , a British backpacker whose death last year rattled the nation and prompted soul searching in a country where such cases are rare.
Grace Millane ' s suspected killer has been charged by Auckland police over her murderCredit: PA BAKE OFF. Woman demands compensation after Greggs worker 'joked about her visiting daily'. New Zealand PM apologises to Grace Millane family for daughter's murder as suspect is leaves court.
According to the Sunday Express, the case of Ms Millane prompted Labour MP Jim Cunningham to ask what the Ministry of Justice was doing “to ensure families whose loved ones are murdered abroad have access to criminal injuries compensation”.
Justice minister Wendy Morton said a review of the UK system was taking place.
“A review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is under way, looking at its scope, and eligibility rules and requirements,” Ms Morton was quoted by the Sunday Express as saying.
“The recommendations of the Victims’ Commissioner in her report on the entitlements and experiences of bereaved families following homicide abroad will be considered carefully as part of this review.”
Ms Morton said at present the only cases in which bereaved families could gain compensation for loved ones killed outside the EU involved victims of terrorism. Their families can apply through the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme.
Ms Millane was strangled in Auckland almost a year ago, on either the night before she turned 22, or in the early hours of her birthday date of December 2.
Last Friday a jury in Auckland found 27-year-old Jesse Kempson guilty of her murder following a three-week trial.
Mum and teen daughter killed by falling tree .
Two people who died after a tree fell on a car in the Cotswolds were a mother and daughter from a local town. Police said Elaine Reason, 56, and 16-year-old Grace were killed in the incident on the B4077 near Winchcombe, where they lived, on Thursday night.Their family have released a statement saying the pair had "will remain with us and others forever"."It is with great sadness that we have lost two amazing family members," they said."Elaine and Grace have been tragically taken away from us far too early. They have touched many hearts and will remain with us and others forever.