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'A life sentence': Grace Millane murder leaves trail of shattered lives

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

As her murderer is sentenced to life in prison, the British backpacker's family say they are ‘broken' by the horrific crime that shook New Zealand Detective Inspector Scott Beard, who led thethe inquiry into the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane, described the horrific narrative of the case as “like reading a novel”; and on Friday the drama that has played out in New Zealand over the past 15 months reached its grim conclusion. For the 28-year-old New Zealand man who strangled Millane there was life behind bars with a non-parole period of 17 years. By then he will be a middle-aged man.
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Grace Millane's family will 'forever have a life sentence', say police - video

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The New Zealand man found guilty of murdering the British backpacker Grace Millane has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. Speaking outside the high court in Auckland after the sentencing, DI Scott Beard said the killer's sentencing ended a ‘long and difficult period' for the Millane family, but that they were the ones who had been given the life sentence. Millane, 22, from Essex, arrived in New Zealand in November 2018 as part of a round-the-world trip. She died by manual strangulation on 2 December during sex in the man's hotel room in central...
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