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Photos of the bedroom where British backpacker Grace Millane was reportedly strangled during sex have been shown to a jury. The court heard officers use gray metal steps to get up as they walked around the room

Photos of the bedroom where British backpacker Grace Millane was reportedly strangled during sex have been shown to a jury.

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On December 22, a New Zealand court heard Ms. Millane breathing in her last breath in an apartment in the CityLife hotel in Auckland after being invited by her Tinder date who lived there.

Before her body was found in a suitcase buried in the forest, the court heard that the police were combing the hotel room for directions and taking photos.

One image shown to the jury includes the white Luminol fabric, which police scientists use to show blood marks on the carpet.

Photos of the bedroom where British backpacker Grace Millane was reportedly strangled during sex have been shown to a jury. The court heard officers use gray metal steps to get up as they walked around the room

Photos of the bedroom where British backpacker Grace Millane was reportedly strangled during sex have been shown to a jury. The court heard officers use gray metal steps to get up as they walked around the room

This image shows a white substance on the floor, Luminol, which police scientists used to show traces of blood on the carpet, the jury was told

This image shows a white substance on the floor, Luminol, which police scientists used to show traces of blood on the carpet, the jury was told

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This image shows a white substance on the floor, Luminol, which police scientists used to show traces of blood on the carpet, the jury was told

During Thursday's trial, Grace & # 39; s mother Gillian left the court in tears when Detective Samuel Luker described a series of photos found on the suspect's phone. Pictured: the bedroom where Miss Millane would have died

During Thursday's trial, Grace & # 39; s mother Gillian left the court in tears when Detective Samuel Luker described a series of photos found on the suspect's phone. Pictured: the bedroom where Miss Millane would have died

During Thursday's trial, Grace & # 39; s mother Gillian left the court in tears when Detective Samuel Luker described a series of photos found on the suspect's phone. Pictured: the bedroom where Miss Millane would have died

Officers investigating the disappearance of Miss Millaine used gray metal steps to stand up as they walked through the room to prevent contamination of the scene, the court heard.

The photos presented before the court show clothing strewn over the corrugated sheets and a suitcase in the corner that is not the one the alleged killer used to dump her body.

Detective Samuel Luker investigated the defendant's apartment at the hotel on December 6 at 9.05 p.m. before Mrs. Millane's body was found on December 9.

He told the court: & # 39; I was looking for Mrs. Millane, but the room was empty. & # 39;

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Luker said he had found an empty suitcase and two cell phones – including one of the suspect – and returned the following morning to continue his investigation.

Grace & # 39; s mother Gillian left the court in tears when Detective Luker described a series of photos found on the suspect's phone.

Those photos showed intimate parts of a woman's body, the detective said, the crown claiming to be Mrs. Millane's.

Detective Luker added that the telephone records also showed that pornographic websites were opened around the same time.

The defendant did not respond when Gillian Millane left the courtroom.

The images, presented in court, show clothing strewn over the corrugated sheets and a suitcase (photo) in the corner that is not the one who used the alleged killed to dump her body.
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The images, presented in court, show clothing strewn over the corrugated sheets and a suitcase (photo) in the corner that is not the one who used the alleged killed to dump her body.

The images, presented in court, show clothing strewn over the corrugated sheets and a suitcase (photo) in the corner that is not the one who used the alleged killed to dump her body.

Detective Samuel Luker performed the apartment of the suspect in the hotel (photo) on December 6 at 9:55 pm, the court heard

Detective Samuel Luker performed the apartment of the suspect in the hotel (photo) on December 6 at 9:55 pm, the court heard

Detective Samuel Luker performed the apartment of the suspect in the hotel (photo) on December 6 at 9:55 pm, the court heard

David Millane looked directly at the suspect while the detective confirmed that pornography was being viewed on the suspect's phone.

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But he lowered his eyes when he heard that the defendant had searched online for & # 39; rigor mortis & # 39 ;.

The jury was told that the data showed that the alleged murderer had used Google to search websites for large duffel bags, suitcases and car rental.

The suspect's phone also searched for & # 39; carnivorous birds & # 39; and & # 39; are there vultures in New Zealand? & # 39; days later on December 5, 2018 the court heard.

The jury was told that Mrs. Millane sent a friend from the university a message on her date.

Grace Millane, 22, disappeared during the early hours of her 22nd birthday during a trip around the world in New Zealand. Her body was later found in a suitcase buried in the forest, a court has heard

Grace Millane, 22, disappeared during the early hours of her 22nd birthday during a trip around the world in New Zealand. Her body was later found in a suitcase buried in the forest, a court has heard

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Grace Millane, 22, disappeared during the early hours of her 22nd birthday during a trip around the world in New Zealand. Her body was later found in a suitcase buried in the forest, a court has heard

A letter from her friend, Ameena Ashcroft, was read to the jury and said that Millane referred to & # 39; being beaten & # 39; and said the encounter & # 39; really good & # 39; went.

& # 39; Mate, he lives in a hotel & # 39 ;, & # 39; Ms. Millane reported to Ms. Ashcroft.

& # 39; You must go to his apartment in the hotel, bet it is on the top floor & # 39 ;, Mrs. Ashcroft replied.

& # 39; He's coming to London next year, & # 39; Mrs. Millane wrote. She then sent what is said to be her last message: & # 39; I click so well with him. & # 39;

Earlier, the jury was shown 30 minutes of video footage of Grace & # 39; s last hours alive on a Tinder date with the man accused of strangling her during sex.

The backpacker, from Wickford in Essex, was shown a photo of a Christmas tree in the center of Auckland, which the court heard she was sending while waiting to meet the alleged murderer for the first time.

In the CCTV recordings shown to jury members, the defendant walked into view and opened his arms for a hug with Miss Millane (bottom right) in an image timed at 5:45 PM

In the CCTV recordings shown to jury members, the defendant walked into view and opened his arms for a hug with Miss Millane (bottom right) in an image timed at 5:45 PM

In the CCTV recordings shown to jury members, the defendant walked into view and opened his arms for a hug with Miss Millane (bottom right) in an image timed at 5:45 PM

The CCTV recordings followed the couple through their date to a series of bars and restaurants in Auckland, where they seemed relaxed in each other's company

The CCTV recordings followed the couple through their date to a series of bars and restaurants in Auckland, where they seemed relaxed in each other's company

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The CCTV recordings followed the couple through their date to a series of bars and restaurants in Auckland, where they seemed relaxed in each other's company

By 8:30 pm, the couple paid (seen standing on the right side of the bar) after spending an hour in the Mexican café, according to the images shown to the jury

By 8:30 pm, the couple paid (seen standing on the right side of the bar) after spending an hour in the Mexican café, according to the images shown to the jury

By 8:30 pm, the couple paid (seen standing on the right side of the bar) after spending an hour in the Mexican café, according to the images shown to the jury

A little over an hour later, Grace Millane and the suspect leave the elevator in the hotel where he lived and they go to room 308. The images are the last time she was seen alive in the images shown to the jury

A little over an hour later, Grace Millane and the suspect leave the elevator in the hotel where he lived and they go to room 308. The images are the last time she was seen alive in the images shown to the jury

A little over an hour later, Grace Millane and the suspect leave the elevator in the hotel where he lived and they go to room 308. The images are the last time she was seen alive in the images shown to the jury

Today's footage broadcast in court began at 11:11 am on December 11, the suspect, dressed in a pale shirt and jeans, had bought four bottles of Heineken in the Bluestone Room (photo)
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Today's footage broadcast in court began at 5.11 p.m. on Dec. 11, the accused, dressed in a pale shirt and jeans, had bought four bottles of Heineken in the Bluestone Room (photo)

Today's footage broadcast in court began at 5.11 p.m. on Dec. 11, the accused, dressed in a pale shirt and jeans, had bought four bottles of Heineken in the Bluestone Room (photo)

Outside of SkyCity, Miss Millane was seen arriving at the casino's 20-foot-high Christmas tree, where she was waiting at 5.45 p.m.

Outside of SkyCity, Miss Millane was seen arriving at the casino's 20-foot-high Christmas tree, where she was waiting at 5.45 p.m.

Outside of SkyCity, Miss Millane was seen arriving at the casino's 20-foot-high Christmas tree, where she was waiting at 5.45 p.m.

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and Mrs. Millane then hug near a Christmas tree

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and Mrs. Millane then hug near a Christmas tree

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The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and Mrs. Millane then hug near a Christmas tree

The two walk to an escalator, have a conversation, then enter the casino and find Andy & # 39; s Burger Bar

The two walk to an escalator, have a conversation, then enter the casino and find Andy & # 39; s Burger Bar

The two walk to an escalator, have a conversation, then enter the casino and find Andy & # 39; s Burger Bar

The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was flanked by correction officers during the opening of the trial on Wednesday

The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was flanked by correction officers during the opening of the trial on Wednesday

The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was flanked by correction officers during the opening of the trial on Wednesday

The parents of Grace Millane, David and Gillian Millane arrive at the High Court in Auckland on Thursday, November 7

The parents of Grace Millane, David and Gillian Millane arrive at the High Court in Auckland on Thursday, November 7

The parents of Grace Millane, David and Gillian Millane arrive at the High Court in Auckland on Thursday, November 7

The film covered almost their entire date, from meeting outside the Sky City casino, to drinking in a series of bars, to entering the hotel where the suspect, who cannot be called, lived.

The jury looked at a final scene at 9.41 pm, in which the couple left the hotel elevator and headed for the alleged murderer's apartment.

It was on December 1 last year, the eve of her 22nd birthday, when the court heard Grace and the 27-year-old man agreed to meet after he had contacted Tinder the previous day.

Today, Detective Adam Bicknell told the jury that he had been responsible for tracing Grace and her alleged killer movements through the city as part of Operation Gourami, the codename for the police investigation into her disappearance.

His team had watched hundreds of hours of film captured for six days, Detective Bicknell said.

Mrs. Millane's body was found in a wooded area near Auckland, a week after she was last seen in a hotel in downtown Auckland, a court heard

Mrs. Millane's body was found in a wooded area near Auckland, a week after she was last seen in a hotel in downtown Auckland, a court heard

Mrs. Millane's body was found in a wooded area near Auckland, a week after she was last seen in a hotel in downtown Auckland, a court heard

Grace Millane and the defendant can view the menu and then order drinks in visual material shown to the jury

Grace Millane and the defendant can view the menu and then order drinks in visual material shown to the jury

Grace Millane and the defendant can view the menu and then order drinks in visual material shown to the jury

Miss Millane and the 27-year-old then leave the bar and find a seat in the bar, the jury heard

Miss Millane and the 27-year-old then leave the bar and find a seat in the bar, the jury heard

Miss Millane and the 27-year-old then leave the bar and find a seat in the bar, the jury heard

Detective senior sergeant Greg Brand arrives on November 7 in Auckland, in Auckland, New Zealand

Detective senior sergeant Greg Brand arrives on November 7 in Auckland, in Auckland, New Zealand

Detective senior sergeant Greg Brand arrives on November 7 in Auckland, in Auckland, New Zealand

Today's footage broadcast during the trial began at 5.11 pm on December 1, with the defendant entering the Bluestone Room and half an hour later, Grace, in a black dress, left the Base backpackers' hostel where she was staying and walking through soaked streets towards Sky City.

The accused, dressed in a pale shirt and jeans, had bought four bottles of Heineken in the Bluestone Room, the detective told the court.

Outside of SkyCity, Miss Millane was seen arriving at the casino's 20-foot-high Christmas tree, where she was waiting at 5.45 p.m.

& # 39; I think we could see Mrs. Millane on her phone at the time & # 39 ;, said Detective Bicknell and asked about the photo she had sent to her parents 45 minutes later.

Within minutes, the suspect walked into view, approached Grace and gave her a hug, before they walked into the casino together and found Andy & # 39; s Burger Bar.

The jury of seven women and five men, and the defendant at the dock, watched in bewilderment while he and Grace were seen ordering drinks and finding a table.

At 7.22 pm the images in court show that the couple left the burger bar and walked through the atrium of the casino and walked down the escalator and walked into the street and past the Christmas tree

At 7.22 pm the images in court show that the couple left the burger bar and walked through the atrium of the casino and walked down the escalator and walked into the street and past the Christmas tree

At 7.22 pm the images in court show that the couple left the burger bar and walked through the atrium of the casino and walked down the escalator and walked into the street and past the Christmas tree

With Miss Millane seemingly happy chatting with her date, they cross the road to the Mexican cafe where they spend the next hour until the suspect came to pay the bill with her next to him, the jury heard

With Miss Millane seemingly happy chatting with her date, they cross the road to the Mexican cafe where they spend the next hour until the suspect came to pay the bill with her next to him, the jury heard

With Miss Millane seemingly happy chatting with her date, they cross the road to the Mexican cafe where they spend the next hour until the suspect came to pay the bill with her next to him, the jury heard

Grace Millane and the defendant walk into a Mexican café and order drinks, said the footage broadcast during the trial

Grace Millane and the defendant walk into a Mexican café and order drinks, said the footage broadcast during the trial

Grace Millane and the defendant walk into a Mexican café and order drinks, said the footage broadcast during the trial

After they sat down, Grace Millane and the suspect shared two jugs with margheritas and one with sangria

After they sat down, Grace Millane and the suspect shared two jugs with margheritas and one with sangria

After they sat down, Grace Millane and the suspect shared two jugs with margheritas and one with sangria

The family of the murdered British backpacker Grace Millane (far right). From left to right: father David Millan, brother Michael Millane, mother Gillian Millane, brother Declan Millane and Grace

The family of the murdered British backpacker Grace Millane (far right). From left to right: father David Millan, brother Michael Millane, mother Gillian Millane, brother Declan Millane and Grace

The family of the murdered British backpacker Grace Millane (far right). From left to right: father David Millan, brother Michael Millane, mother Gillian Millane, brother Declan Millane and Grace

Attorney Robin McCoubrey speaks during the Grace Millane trial, where camera images were shown to the jury

Attorney Robin McCoubrey speaks during the Grace Millane trial, where camera images were shown to the jury

Attorney Robin McCoubrey speaks during the Grace Millane trial, where camera images were shown to the jury

At 7.22 pm the couple left the burger bar and walked down the casino atrium and down the escalator, up the street and past the Christmas tree, the court heard.

With Miss Millane apparently happily talking to her date, they cross the road to the Mexican cafe where they spend the next hour until the suspect came to pay the bill with her next to him.

They had shared two jugs with margheritas and one with sangria, the court heard.

At 8.27 pm, Detective Bicknell said, the couple were filmed in the distance on Albert Street and they came closer and closer to the alleged murderer's house.

However, they entered the Bluestone Room beforehand, where the accused previously only drank beer.

Before going to the alleged murderer's house, they go to the Bluestone Room, where the suspect had been alone at the start of the evening

Before going to the alleged murderer's house, they go to the Bluestone Room, where the suspect had been alone at the start of the evening

Before going to the alleged murderer's house, they go to the Bluestone Room, where the suspect had been alone at the start of the evening

The defendant can be seen with a tray of drinks (circled in red) while Miss Millane looks at him

The defendant can be seen with a tray of drinks (circled in red) while Miss Millane looks at him

The defendant can be seen with a tray of drinks (circled in red) while Miss Millane looks at him

With the drinks in hand and the defendant siggling out of a bottle, they found a table where they spent another hour

With the drinks in hand and the defendant siggling out of a bottle, they found a table where they spent another hour

With the drinks in hand and the defendant siggling out of a bottle, they found a table where they spent another hour

The accused smiles and puts his hand behind Miss Millane's head as he leans forward to kiss her

The accused smiles and puts his hand behind Miss Millane's head as he leans forward to kiss her

The accused smiles and puts his hand behind Miss Millane's head as he leans forward to kiss her

Three hours after their first meeting, Miss Millane and the defendant are repeatedly kissed

Three hours after their first meeting, Miss Millane and the defendant are repeatedly kissed

Three hours after their first meeting, Miss Millane and the defendant are repeatedly kissed

The backpacker disappears from view and the accused checks his phone while the crowd revolves around him on Saturday night

The backpacker disappears from view and the accused checks his phone while the crowd revolves around him on Saturday night

The backpacker disappears from view and the accused checks his phone while the crowd revolves around him on Saturday night

With the drinks in hand and the defendant siggled out of a bottle, they found a table where they spent another hour.

Justice Simon Moore introduced himself on Thursday during the Grace Millane trial at the Auckland High Court

Justice Simon Moore introduced himself on Thursday during the Grace Millane trial at the Auckland High Court

Justice Simon Moore introduced himself on Thursday during the Grace Millane trial at the Auckland High Court

The accused smiles and puts his hand behind Miss Millane's head as he leans forward to kiss her.

Three hours after their first meeting, they are repeatedly shown kissing.

Just before 9 o'clock in the evening, the accused Grace kisses again while he walks away and lets her look on the phone at the table.

Between checking her phone, the doomed tourist leans back time and again to try to find her date and greets him with a smile as he does.

He then seems to drink from a shot glass, follow it with a slice of lemon or lime and then resume sipping from a bottle.

At 9:20 pm, Grace disappears from sight and the accused checks his phone while the crowd revolves around him on Saturday night.

At 9.37 a.m. the couple hug and kiss each other before they go into the night.

The receipts showed that they had drunk Heineken, cider and two tequila shots.

At 9:40 am, the couple cuddle as they enter the CityLife lobby and head for the elevators.

They step into the elevator, go to his third-floor apartment and leave for room 308, where Grace would meet her end during the night.

It is the last time she can be seen in the images shown to the court.

Attorney Ian Brookie speaks during the Grace Millane trial at the Auckland Supreme Court on Thursday

Attorney Ian Brookie speaks during the Grace Millane trial at the Auckland Supreme Court on Thursday

Attorney Ian Brookie speaks during the Grace Millane trial at the Auckland Supreme Court on Thursday

The crown claimed that the defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, strangled Ms. Millane during rough sexual intercourse.

The defense claims that the death, on December 1 or December 2, 2018, the date of Mrs. Millane's 22nd birthday, was accidental.

Reportedly, telephone records showed that the suspect had searched online for & # 39; the hottest fire & # 39 ;, & # 39; large bags with me & # 39; and & # 39; Waitakere Ranges & # 39; – where Mrs. Millane's body was later found twisted in a suitcase – before he went on another Tinder date later that day.

The process continues.

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