Grace Millane, New Zealand, Auckland

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Grace Millane, New Zealand, Auckland

Unnamed 27-year-old found guilty of killing British backpacker

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Friday, November 22, 2019 – 6:33am

A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand.

Millane, from Wickford, Essex, was strangled by the man she had met on dating site Tinder and with whom she spent several hours drinking in Auckland in December, 2018. Her body was found buried in a suitcase.

A jury of seven women and five men took five hours to unanimously agree that the accused, who cannot be named, was guilty of killing Millane.

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Her parents, David and Gillian, cried in the public gallery as jurors announced their verdict. Afterwards, the grieving couple said the verdict would be “welcomed by every member of the family and friends of Grace”.

Speaking outside the court, David Millane said the family’s lives had been …read more

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