Grace Millane murderer launches appeal against conviction and sentence | The Guardian

Defence lawyer tells Auckland court that appeal will focus on trial process and will not seek to justify killer’s ‘inexcusable’ actionsThe man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane in Auckland, New Zealand, has begun an appeal against his guilty verdict and jail term.In opening remarks at an Auckland court hearing on Thursday, defence lawyer Rachel Reed said she would not try to to justify his actions. “I do not in any way seek to condone or excuse his actions after Miss Millane’s death,” she said, according to the New Zealand Herald. “I cannot and will not do so – they are inexcusable. This appeal is about whether the trial process miscarried.” Continue reading…

Defence lawyer tells Auckland court that appeal will focus on trial process and will not seek to justify killer’s ‘inexcusable’ actions

The man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane in Auckland, New Zealand, has begun an appeal against his guilty verdict and jail term.

In opening remarks at an Auckland court hearing on Thursday, defence lawyer Rachel Reed said she would not try to to justify his actions. “I do not in any way seek to condone or excuse his actions after Miss Millane’s death,” she said, according to the New Zealand Herald. “I cannot and will not do so – they are inexcusable. This appeal is about whether the trial process miscarried.”

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