6 Nov 2019

Grace Millane murder trial: Parents in court for first big day of case

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 6 November 2019

What really happened the night Grace Millane died? The Crown alleges she was strangled and put in a suitcase before her accused murderer went out on a Tinder date.

The defence says her death was an accident after an ordinary sexual encounter.

At the High Court in Auckland Grace Millane's family came face to face for the first time with the 27-year-old man on trial for her murder in December 2018.

RNZ reporter Sarah Robson is covering the case, she joins Lisa Owen in the studio.