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US News Grace Millane: Man guilty of murdering British backpacker

14:26  22 november  2019
14:26  22 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A jury in New Zealand has found a 27-year-old man guilty of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane . Her parents David and Gillian, who had sat through the three-week trial in Auckland’s high court, sobbed at the verdict. Millane , 21, arrived in New Zealand in November 2018 as part of a

Grace Millane , 22, from Essex, who was killed in New Zealand in December 2018. ( Lucie Blackman Trust/PA ). A New Zealand man has been found guilty of murdering the 22-year-old British The defendant showed no emotion as the jury unanimously found him guilty after five hours of deliberations.

Watch: 'Our lives have been ripped apart', Grace Millane's family says (Sky)

A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane, whose body was found buried in a suitcase in New Zealand.

The young woman, from Wickford, Essex, was strangled by the man she had met on dating site Tinder, and with whom she spent several hours drinking in the centre of Auckland on 1 December, 2018.

a person posing for the camera: Grace Millane met her killer on dating site Tinder © Sky News Screen Grab Grace Millane met her killer on dating site Tinder The pair returned to his apartment and Ms Millane was killed the night before her 22nd birthday.

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The parents of British backpacker Grace Millane have broken down in court after seeing their daughter’s killer being found guilty of her murder . Grace was strangled by a man she met on Tinder and her body was found buried in a suitcase in New Zealand.

Defense lawyers claimed the cause of Grace Millane 's death was consensual erotic choking that went too far. A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering British backpacker , Grace Millane . The accused, who has not been named by the court for legal reasons

The jury of seven women and five men returned a unanimous verdict after just five hours of deliberation at Auckland High Court.

Prosecutors successfully argued the murderer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, shoved Ms Millane's body inside a suitcase before burying her in the Waitakere Ranges outside the city.

She was assumed missing and her father, David Millane, flew to New Zealand as local authorities spent a week searching until her body was found by police.

Grace's mother Gill broke into silent sobs as the verdict was read out.

The parents of Grace Millane, David and Gillian Millane speak to media outside Auckland High Court on November 22. © Getty The parents of Grace Millane, David and Gillian Millane speak to media outside Auckland High Court on November 22.

The killer - who was described as a "sociopath" during the trial - remained impassive before he was led away to the cells.

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The New Zealand man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane has pleaded not guilty at Auckland’s high court. The accused is alleged to have murdered Millane sometime between December 1 and 2 last year, according to court documents seen by the New Zealand Herald.

Image caption University of Lincoln graduate Grace Millane was on a round-the-world trip at the time of her death. A man who strangled a British backpacker and stuffed her body inside a suitcase has been found guilty of murder . Grace Millane was found buried in bushland outside Auckland, New

He was then brought back to the dock, wearing a dark suit and black open-necked shirt, to be told by Judge Simon Moore that he would be sentenced next year.

Mr Millane told reporters: "The verdict of murder today will be welcomed by every member of the Millane family and friends of Grace.

"It will not reduce the pain and the suffering we have had to endure over the past year.

a group of people posing for a photo: The pair spent several hours drinking in the centre of Auckland before Grace was murdered © Other The pair spent several hours drinking in the centre of Auckland before Grace was murdered "Grace was taken away from us in the most brutal fashion a year ago and our lives have been ripped apart.

"This will be with us for the rest of our lives. Grace was a beautiful, talented, loving daughter.

"Grace was our sunshine and she will be missed forever.

The parents of Grace Millane, David and Gillian Millane speak to media outside Auckland High Court on November 22. © AP The parents of Grace Millane, David and Gillian Millane speak to media outside Auckland High Court on November 22. "She did not deserve to be murdered in such a barbaric way during her gap year."

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A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane whose body was found buried in a suitcase in New Zealand. The young woman from Wickford, Essex, was strangled by the man she had met on dating site Tinder and with whom she spent several hours

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

Mr Millane acknowledged the efforts of police - and thanked the prosecution team and the media.

"Finally we want to thank the people of New Zealand. I can't thank you enough for our your kindness and for opening your hearts to us," he said.

a person that is sitting in the grass: Police found Grace buried in a suitcase in the Waitakere Ranges © Other Police found Grace buried in a suitcase in the Waitakere Ranges "We must return home and try and pick up the pieces of our lives day to day without our beloved Grace," he added.

The family waved goodbye to their daughter in October last year as she set out on a world tour after graduating from Lincoln University.

After spending time in Peru, she arrived in New Zealand in mid-November, hoping to celebrate her birthday on 2 December.

During the trial, jurors were shown CCTV footage showing the backpacker's final hours alive.

She took a picture of a Christmas tree that she sent her parents while she waited to meet her alleged killer for the first time. It was the university graduate's last contact with her family.

The pictures of Grace in the lift at the City Life Hotel were the last of her seen alive © Getty The pictures of Grace in the lift at the City Life Hotel were the last of her seen alive CCTV material covering almost her entire date with her killer showed them meeting outside the Sky City casino, drinking at a succession of bars and entering the CityLife hotel where the defendant was living.

In a final scene timed at 9.41pm on 1 December, the couple are seen exiting the hotel lift and heading to his apartment.

By the morning, the university was dead. She had been strangled during sex, and the killer had taken a series of intimate photographs of her naked body before watching hardcore pornography through the early hours.

Internet searches showed him actively plotting to conceal the murder, while CCTV showed him buying cleaning products and a suitcase which he used to remove her body from his hotel room and bury in the woods. He also arranged another Tinder date for later that day.

Ms Millane's killer was remanded in custody until his sentencing on 21 February.

He faces life in prison with a minimum of 10 years.

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