Grace Millane Wiki
British backpacker Grace Millane belonged to BDSM dating sites and asked a former couple to suffocate her in bed, a jury heard today at the beginning of the defense a man accused of murdering her during hard sex.
Grace Millane Age
She was 22 years old.
Statement from ex-partner
A statement from Grace’s ex-partner given to the police revealed that he and the 22-year-old university graduate of Essex used a safe word and signal system to make sure he was never in danger during the BDSM sessions. The statement was read to the jury on Monday at the trial of a 27-year-old New Zealand man accused of strangling Grace at the end of a Tinder appointment.
Grace Millane Killer
The defendant, who also cannot be named for legal reasons, claims that Grace accidentally died during a consensual sexual intercourse in her apartment in Auckland last December, and insists that he asked her to put her hands on his neck during sexual intercourse. The trial also heard police statements today that they had tracked messages sent by Grace on two BDSM dating sites, called Whiplr and FetLife. Grace had been active on the site only an hour before meeting the defendant outside the SkyCity casino in downtown Auckland, according to data retrieved from Whiplr.
‘Grace and I would have a safe word most of the time which we had discussed, something like ‘turtle’ or something ridiculous. Grace and I used a tapping practice too. If Grace tapped me three times then it would stop.
‘Grace would tap out maybe one in four times.
‘Grace would be sure to do this and I trusted that anytime it was too much for Grace she would do this. Grace and I were careful to discuss not only the physical but the psychological aspects to practicing BDSM.’
The jury was also read a statement from one of Grace’s friends, who said the 22-year-old ‘enjoyed her partner to put his hands around her neck’.
‘I can’t really remember the exact words used but it was something like that, said in a jokey way as we talked about sex with our partners,’ she told New Zealand police.
‘Grace referred to enjoying a bit of rough sex sometimes when you’re having one of those nights when you’re really, really attracted to one another or when you were particularly turned on.
‘I had the impression that it was normally regular sex but maybe rougher when she was more turned on.’
But opening the defense, barrister Ron Mansfield told the jury: ‘All the evidence shows that Miss Millane was a loving, bright, intelligent young woman and she was.
‘That is her reputation and that should be her reputation and her memory at the start of this trial and at the conclusion if it.
‘The fact that we need to discuss with you what she liked to do in the bedroom should have no impact on he reputation at all.’
But, he said: ‘It’s important that we are fully informed. It’s not the time for embarrassment or immaturity.
‘If this couple engaged in consensual sexual activity which included pressure being applied to her neck with her consent and that went wrong, that is not murder.
‘Death through this mechanism may thankfully be rare but it does happen and sadly it happened here.’
discovered the body of murdered Grace Millane
Shocking pictures played to the jury today reveal the moment police discovered the body of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane dumped in this muddy hole in the ground