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US News Grace Millane murdered by man 'seeking total domination', court hears

04:45  21 november  2019
04:45  21 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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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"

British backpacker Grace Millane was 'recklessly murdered by a man seeking total domination and a weird thrill over women who were his sexual partners', a court heard today. The 22-year-old university student's alleged killer also took 'trophy photographs' following her death because of a

a person posing for the camera: Grace Millane died the night before her 22nd birthday during a trip to New Zealand © Getty Grace Millane died the night before her 22nd birthday during a trip to New Zealand 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.

Mr Dickey was making his closing speech at Auckland High Court in New Zealand as the trial of a 27-year-old man charged with murder draws to an end.

He said there was a "compelling case of murder" against the defendant, who claims Grace died after consenting to being choked during sex.

She was fatally strangled. The media is making it about her sex life.

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Man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane ‘described her as "beautiful, very Last seen : Ms Millane is seen at three locations in central Auckland on December 1st, a week before her Her family do not hear anything from her, which is unusual behaviour. Just before noon, a red Toyota

The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand has been named The district court Judge Evangelos Thomas told Ms Millane ’s family: “I don’t know what we can say He was taken back into custody at the end of Monday’s hearing . His next scheduled appearance in

"It's not safe sex play that killed Grace Millane, it's strangulation," said Mr Dickey.

"At some point in which she lost consciousness and would have become limp and lifeless and he had to carry on.

"And if that's not reckless murder, someone will have to explain to me what is."

a group of people posing for the camera: The suspect cannot be identified for legal reasons © Other The suspect cannot be identified for legal reasons Mr Dickey said evidence from pathology experts was clear that it would take between five and 10 minutes of sustained pressure before Grace, a university graduate from Essex, died.

And he said the Crown did not have to prove the man, whose identity is protected, had meant to kill her, only that he was reckless about what he was doing.

"If you kill someone by conscious risk-taking that is murder," he said.

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BRIT backpacker Grace Millane was murdered by a man she met on Tinder who watched violent porn and went on another date while her corpse lay Grace ’s parents David and Gillian, of Wickford, Essex, watched on as prosecutor Robin McCoubrey told the court she had been strangled until she bled

Declan Millane , one of Miss Millane 's brothers, shared some photographs of his sister online, alongside the lyrics to the chorus of song You Are My Sunshine. The announcement on Saturday by police that Miss Millane was "no longer alive" followed a review of CCTV footage, the forensic examination of a

"If you are satisfied he knew that he was doing something that was causing some level of harm."

a person wearing a black dress: Footage of British backpacker Grace Millane meeting with her Tinder date © Sky News Screen Grab Footage of British backpacker Grace Millane meeting with her Tinder date Mr Dickey dismissed the man's version of events in a second police interview, where he claimed he had fallen asleep in the shower of his apartment and found Grace dead on the floor hours later, as a "labyrinth of storytelling".

He had lied about trying to take an overdose of pills after she died because "he's trying to make out he's a decent human being".

In fact, said Mr Dickey, the man had been searching for a place and a way of disposing of Grace's body and had then taken seven intimate photographs of her before watching hardcore porn.

These were all facts he had avoided telling police when he admitted Grace had died in his room after a Tinder date last December.

"There's really no way out of the photographs for the defendant," said Mr Dickey. If they were taken while she was alive, he said, it was proof he was already planning her death and disposal.

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Grace Emmie Rose Millane was a 22-year-old English tourist whose disappearance in Auckland, New Zealand, in December 2018 sparked international attention.

Grace Millane , 22, was on a round-the-world trip when she arrived in New Zealand from Peru last November and went on a date with the man now Created with Sketch. Grace Millane trial: British backpacker ' murdered by Tinder date'. 1/11. David and Gillian Millane (second from right and right)

If she was dead, he said, it proved the man had "eroticised her death".

a person posing for the camera: Grace's body was found in a suitcase in woodland just outside Auckland © Getty Grace's body was found in a suitcase in woodland just outside Auckland "You mustn't forget she is just a living, breathing, happy young woman," he told the jury of seven women and five men. "She had a nice evening out. She had met someone she was interested in. She was walking around town, had some kissing.

"We are not talking about a body we are talking about a real person."

Mr Dickey said the man's claim to police that he was distressed by what had happened to "a person he had a real connection with", could be dismissed by the way he treated her - with "a complete and utter absence of dignity".

Rather than calling emergency services he had bought cleaning supplies and arranged another Tinder date for that afternoon.

And he said the man had still never admitted to causing her death, only "a little touchy touchy on the throat".

The defence, said Mr Dickey, are not admitting murder or manslaughter, but instead "saying no foul, accident, he should walk free. It's a terrible business but he didn't do anything wrong".

What happened in the last hours of Grace Millane's life

  What happened in the last hours of Grace Millane's life It is impossible to imagine how terrified Grace Millane must have been in her last moments alive. A pathologist who explained how she died told a jury she was strangled and had bruises on her arms and chest "consistent" with being pinned down.Dr Simon Stables said considerable force would have been required, and the pressure on her neck must have lasted between four and five minutes to be enough to kill her.

A photo of British backpacker Grace Millane during a vigil at Civic Square in WellingtonCredit: Getty New Zealand PM apologises to Grace Millane family for daughter's murder as suspect is leaves court . December 2 - Her family hear nothing from her on her 22nd birthday. On the same day a red

Grace Millane 's suspected Tinder date will be charged by Auckland police over her disappearanceCredit: PA:Press Association. Grace was seen on CCTV going into a hotel with a man she met on the dating app on the night she vanished.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Grace Millane's parents David and Gillian have been attending the trial © Getty Grace Millane's parents David and Gillian have been attending the trial And, he said, the defence claimed what the accused did after Grace's death was down to panic and did not help the jury decide how she died.

In fact, said Mr Dickey, the defendant had been "nonchalant" as he went to buy a second suitcase to replace the one he buried in the woods with Grace's body inside.

"He as cool as a cucumber, able to say to Detective Settle: 'Don't worry about that, that's still in my room, go and have a look. I haven't bought a suitcase to dispose of a body'.

"That's the level of planning, almost as if he is playing a game with the police, that tells you something about his mindset.

"He's pretty good at this."

Mr Dickey said Grace's sexual history, during which she practised consensual choking with a former partner, was irrelevant.

Her death "is not sex gone wrong," he said.

"It can't be consent because of what was happening. She must have gone limp and he must have carried on and that must be murder."

Defence counsel Ian Brookie will address the jury later.

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.

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