ITV announces documentary on Grace Millane as part of a new true crime series
The doc will be out in autumn
ITV has announced the release of a new documentary about Grace Millane which will be released in the autumn on ITV 2 this year.
The documentary will be part of an upcoming series which focuses on murders that are linked due to the role social media played in the cases. ITV is calling the series “The Social Media Murders” and will feature three stand alone films.
The second film will tell the story of Alex Rodda who was 15 years old when he was killed by a man he had been speaking to online. The final story is that of Molly McLaren who was killed by her ex-boyfriend.
ITV said the series will be: “modern real life story-telling that puts the victim and their loved ones central to the narrative and draws on in the moment material harvested from social media accounts and mobile phone footage”.
Grace Millane was murdered in December 2018 in New Zealand by Jesse Kempson following a Tinder date.
Grace was a recent graduate of the University of Lincoln who had been travelling around New Zealand following her time at university.
She was strangled to death and her body was placed in a suitcase. Kempson was eventually brought to trial and sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison.
Following his sentencing Kemspon was also found guilty in two additional trials for multiple offences committed against his ex-partner, including sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, threatening to kill and assault with a weapon.