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Grace Millane: Man found guilty of murdering British backpacker in New Zealand

A New Zealand man has been found guilty of murdering the 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane at the end of a two-week trial in Auckland. Ms Millane was found buried in a suitcase in the bush, after prosecutors said the defendant, 27, strangled her to death after a date. The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, showed no emotion as the verdict was read out. Ms Millane s parents, who have been present in the public gallery throughout the trial, wept as the verdict was read out. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now Justice Simon Moore referred the case for sentencing on 21 February. More follows...


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