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23 November 2019 08:33

Unusually, the order preventing the naming of Ms Millane’s killer remains in force following the…

The identity of the killer of Grace Millane may not be formally revealed until February. However, after Google accidentally published his name in widely circulated emails two days after his arrest last December, he is well known in New Zealand and beyond. His name cannot be revealed because of a court order designed to ensure fair trials for the accused in high-profile cases. The guidelines, under the Criminal Procedure Act 2011, limit naming a suspect on a number of grounds. They include causing extreme hardship to the defendant or a person connected with the defendant, endangering their safety, or leading to the identification of another person whose name is suppressed.

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Grace Millane: suppression of killer’s name may suggest more charges to come

Unusually, the order preventing the naming of Ms Millane's killer remains in force following the…