21 Feb 2020

Man who murdered Grace Millane to be sentenced today

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 21 February 2020

The man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane will be sentenced in the High Court in Auckland this morning.

The 28-year-old man - who has continued name suppression - was found guilty after a three-week trial in the High Court at Auckland last November.

Ms Millane disappeared from Auckland's CBD in December 2018 on the eve of her 22nd birthday.

A missing persons investigation morphed into a homicide inquiry after her body was found in the Waitakere Ranges. The case will come to a close today when the man appears for sentencing this morning.

RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith speaks to Corin Dann.