Man convicted of killing British backpacker in NZ jailed for minimum 17 years

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man who murdered a British woman backpacker in New Zealand was handed life imprisonment with a minimum of 17 years behind bars, one of the longest sentences given in a country where serious crime was once considered rare.

The murder of 22-year-old Grace Millane, from Essex, shocked New Zealanders and raised questions about the country’s reputation as a safe, easy-going holiday destination.

Millane went missing in Auckland on Dec. 1,...
source: Reuters

2020-02-21 03:32
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