The mother of murdered backpacker Grace Millane told her killer she is tormented over “the terror and pain she must have experienced at your hands”. Speaking via video-link at Auckland High Court, Millane said: “As a mother I would have done anything to change places with her. I sit full of guilt knowing I couldn’t help her, that I should have been there. She died terrified and alone in a room with you”.
A 28-year-old New Zealand man was last year convicted of murdering the British backpacker.
The young woman believes the killer was 'using this date to process what he’d done'.
The jury was shown footage of the 22-year-old walking arm in arm with the accused.
The trial into the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane has come to an end in New Zealand, with the conviction of a 27-year-old man. Millane was on a round-the-world trip when she disappeared in Auckland last December, after going on a Tinder date with the man. He pleaded not-guilty, claiming that Millane’s death was accidental.
A 26-year-old man has appeared in court.
A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Grace, 22.
A 26-year-old man is being questioned.
The father of 22-year-old British backpacker, Grace Millane, has made a plea for help in finding her. Grace has been missing in New Zealand for six days and was last seen on Saturday evening in central Auckland. Detective Inspector Scott Beard said police have now confirmed that Millane entered the CityLife hotel with a male companion on Saturday evening. The man is a person of interest in the case, and they are conducting a scene examination. David Millane spoke to media on Friday after arriving in New Zealand. There’s still no evidence of foul play.