DNA 'most likely' from UK victim: NZ court

08 Novembre, 2019, 17:11 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Grace Millane					Facebook

The court previously heard how Ms Millane and the accused had visited a number of bars on the night she died after connecting on dating app Tinder.

Both the friends had continuously exchanged messages during the date as both the victim along with the accuser moved to various spots across the city which also gave Ashcroft the feeling that her friend was having a "good time" while Millane was not concerned about her safety.

But when questioned by the accused's lawyer, Ian Brookie, she said the original location and source of blood was unknown.

Her body was found buried inside a suitcase in dense bushland west of the city a week later.

Dianne Crenfeldt, a forensic scientist for ESR New Zealand, on Friday told the court that chemical testing had been used on the accused's hotel room and evidence of blood was found on the foot of the bed, in footprints walking towards the bathroom and in small splatters on the fridge.

She added: 'The shape of the probable blood staining and the presence of blood on the floor provided strong support that clean up of blood had occurred in this area'.

Ms Millane, 21, and the accused 27-year-old man who can not be named for legal reasons, were seen on CCTV footage "plainly comfortable. plainly enjoying themselves", in the words of the prosecutor Robin McCoubrey.

The footprints clearly showed someone had walked in blood with their left foot, the scientist said, and "transferred ... blood around the room".

The last known sighting of Grace Millane was at about 9.40pm when she was captured on CCTV entering CityLife hotel with the accused.

Luminol tests, she said, are used by police in suspected crime scenes because the tests are very sensitive and can detect a clean-up.

Kim Kardashian Just Proved, Once Again, That She's The Best Gift Giver
I can't express what this meant to me and I will now have this handsome day to add to a lifetime of the most fabulous memories. She even went as far as re-arranging the home so it looked exactly how it did when they were children. "I can't stop crying".

OL : Payet lance le match en réglant ses comptes avec Garcia
Autant dire que les retrouvailles entre les deux hommes ne seront pas chaleureuses. N'hésitez pas à réagir et à débattre dans la zone "Ajouter un commentaire".

Karim Benzema dépasse une légende du Real Madrid — LdC
L'avant-centre merengue , Karim Benzema a participé à ce festival de buts en inscrivant ses 49è et 50è but dans la compétition . Le Real Madrid s'est baladé 6-0 face aux Turcs de Galatasaray lors de la 4è journée de la coupe aux grandes oreilles.

However, once the carpet and underlay was lifted, blood was visible and there was red staining on the concrete floor in the "probable blood area", she said. ( Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)Alcohol presentA suitcase found in the apartment of the 27-year-old accused.

Mr Thomas-Stone said there was extremely strong scientific support it was Ms Millane's DNA.

The smaller of the stains "could have come from a bucket", Crenfeldt said. Blood with DNA matching hers was also found on a suitcase in the wardrobe of the apartment.

She had been on a trip around the world, travelling alone in New Zealand for two weeks.

Records showed the defendant had searched online for "the hottest fire", "large bags near me" and "Waitakere Ranges" - where Millane's body was later found contorted inside a suitcase on December 9, 2018 - before going on another Tinder date later that day.

A toxicologist said there was no sign of drugs in Ms Millane's body, but that hers blood had 106 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood - more double the legal limit for drivers in New Zealand.

Ms Kappatos told the court microbial action in the body may increase or decrease alcohol concentration so she couldn't be certain her result was the level present at the time of Ms Millane's death.

Millane's alleged killer gave a police interview on December 8 a year ago in which he said Millane was bleeding, the court has heard.

The trial continues on Monday and Justice Simon Moore reminded the jury not to engage with others about the case.



Chase Young Facing Suspension For NCAA Violations
He has tied Ohio State's single-game records for sacks (four) and tackles for loss (five) in the Buckeyes 38-7 win over Wisconsin. Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young won't play Saturday against Maryland because of a possible NCAA "issue" in 2018.

Yann Moix va rejoindre l'émission d'Eric Naulleau sur C8
Un pied de nez à Laurent Ruquier quand on sait qu'Yann Moix et Éric Naulleau sont deux anciens chroniqueurs de l'émission. Yann Moix rejoindra prochainement l'essayiste dans cette émission qui revisite l'actualité, produite par Cyril Hanouna .

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ revival canceled at FOX
The premiere was the summer's most-watched program, but viewership declined with each episode that followed. The very meta-comedy series event BH90210 will not return for a second season, Fox announced Thursday.

Disney+ Announcement | Available in the UK & More March 31
MCU shows already announced for the service include Loki, Wandavision, Hawkeye and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier for starters. All you'll have to do is say "Alexa, open Disney Plus ", and she'll fire up Disney+ on your Fire TV.

Paris : Le chanteur Pete Doherty interpellé pour transaction de cocaïne
Des locaux et passants ont reconnu le chanteur et ont filmé la scène, affirment des sources policières au média. Toutefois, il n'a pas fait preuve de violence à l'encontre des policiers, note le journal.

Xiaomi dévoile son Mi Note 10, un photophone aux capacités inédites
Les deux capteurs de zoom longs et courts permettent de mieux restituer les détails et la profondeur. Cette configuration permet une amplitude assez folle qui va du 0.6x au zoom 50x.

Le land d'Universal Studios se révèle en images
L'événement se rapproche, et les travaux de construction se finalisent peu à peu, laissant apercevoir de nouvelles images du site. Mais les attractions devraient également voir le jour hors des frontières nippones; notamment à Orlando, Hollywood et Singapour.

Mitchell Starc castles Mohammad Rizwan with scorcher in Perth T20I
According to ESPNcricinfo , Sean Abbott and Billy Stanlake will play for Australia while Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa are out. Mitchell Starc castles Mohammad Rizwan: The Australian spearhead drew first blood with the new ball in the second over .

S&P 500, Dow open at record highs on trade deal optimism
The yield on 10-year Treasurys rose to 1.95% from 1.814% Wednesday as investors sold USA government debt, seen as a haven asset. On the down side, Expedia Group Inc plunged 27.4% as the online travel booking company missed quarterly profit estimates.

New NTSB report in fatal crash involving self-driving car
As NTSB's Vehicle Automation Report reads, "The system design did not include consideration for jaywalking pedestrians". The self-driving vehicle reportedly failed to calculate that it could collide with her until 1.2 seconds before impact.