Source: New Zealand Police (District News)
The following is a statement from the family of Grace Millane:
We are pleased at the outcome that has been reached today and would like to take this opportunity once again to thank:
Justice Stephen Kos, Justice Patricia Courtney and Justice Mark Cooper; The Crown prosecution team Brian Dickey and Robin McCoubrey; Auckland City District Police, especially Detective inspector Scott Beard, Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Brand, Detective Sergeant Tony McKenzie and Detective Toni Jordan for their hard work, dedication and unflinching support.
We would also like to thank the people of New Zealand for the love and support they have shown to Grace and our family over the last two years.
Grace was a kind, fun-loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunty, cousin and friend with her whole life ahead of her.
She was enjoying the first of what would have been a lifetime of adventures before her life was so cruelly and brutally cut short by her murderer.
Her sense of fun, her sense of adventure, her love of travel and exploring, along with her ability to light up any room she walked into it with her generosity of spirit, are memories we as a family cherish and how we will forever remember her.
Although the focus will inevitably be on the outcome of today’s legal process, as a family our hearts and our love will always be with our beautiful Grace.
Grace, you are, and will always be, our sunshine.
Jarred Williamson/NZ Police
Media please note: As name suppression matters are still to be dealt with by the Court, Police are unable to do further interviews at this time.