The man convicted of the murder of British tourist Grace Millane has lost his appeal.
Kempson was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years after being found guilty of Millane’s murder in a high-profile trial in 2019.
At December 2018, he strangled her in his CityLife apartment in Auckland’s CBD.
His interim name suppression expired late last year, after which it was discovered that he had also been convicted guilty of sexual assault against two other women.
The Supreme Court denied Kempson’s request for leave to appeal his conviction today. It indicates he has exhausted all possibilities for avoiding prison time for the crime.
His appeal against his conviction and imprisonment had previously been rejected by the Court of Appeal.