Grace Millane’s killer can keep his name secret – for now

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The Supreme Court has made an interim order suppressing the name of the man convicted of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane – until further order of the court.

Grace Millane murder trial: Guilty verdict details

Grace Millane murder trial: Guilty verdict details Photo: RNZ / YouTube

The Court of Appeal released its decision in the 28-year-old’s appeal against his conviction and sentence for murdering the British backpacker in December 2018.

It rejected his bid to overturn his conviction and sentence.

Name suppression was due to lapse on the release of that judgement.

But the man’s lawyers filed papers in the country’s highest court, the Supreme Court, to stop that from happening.

In a just-released decision, the court has extended the man’s name suppression, until further order of the court.

The 28-year-old was found guilty of murdering Millane after a highly-publicised trial last year.

He was later jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years.

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He took his case to the Court of Appeal in August – arguing he did not receive a fair trial and his jail sentence was too harsh.

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