‘I was terrified’: Grace Millane’s alleged killer tried to suffocate another Tinder date during sex

The witness told the court it was also during sex


The 27-year-old man accused of killing British backpacker Grace Millane also tried to suffocate another Tinder date, according to a witness in court.

The student, whose identity remains anonymous, told Auckland High Court in New Zealand that whilst she was performing a sex act on the defendant, he "had grabbed my forearms and put all the pressure on my arms so I couldn’t breathe and I couldn’t move my arms".

The woman claimed he sat on her face and put all of his body weight on her. She said: "I couldn’t breathe. He sat down so that he wasn’t supporting any of his body weight."

After realising he was not moving, the witness said: "I decided to lie completely still and he would realise something was wrong. My arms were flopping. I acted like I passed out and he still didn’t get off."

She went on to say: "I started kicking to indicate I couldn’t breathe. He just sat there, he didn’t move at all."

Struggling to break loose, the woman said: "There were so many thoughts running through my mind. I thought this can’t be the way that I die."

The student said she had met the man via Tinder in March last year and shared one date before cutting contact. They then rekindled in October and met up in his Auckland apartment in November, just a month before Grace's death.

The defendant is on trial for murdering British backpacker Grace Millane, after the 22-year-old disappeared during a round-the-world trip last year.

After graduating from Lincoln University, Grace Millane went travelling and was last seen in Auckland, NZ.

It is known that Grace died on the night of her 22nd birthday after going on a Tinder date with the accused killer.

Her body was found in December last year and the defendant now faces a murder trial that will last four weeks.

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