Grace Millane killer ‘pestered’ her for date haunting new Tinder messages show

Haunting new Tinder messages between Grace Millane and her depraved killer show that the 27-year-old murderer pestered her to go on a date before strangling her to death.

Grace was murdered on December 2, the day of her 22nd birthday, after meeting her killer on the dating app while travelling in Auckland, New Zealand.

A jury on Friday took just five hours to find her killer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, guilty of murder at Auckland High Court.

Grace's killer stood motionless in the dock, flanked by two correctional officers. Her parents wept as the unanimous verdict was readout.

During the three-week trial, jurors were shown the now released Tinder message between the pair, which appear to show Grace's killer pestering her for a date, NZ Herald reports.

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The 27-year-old started the Twitter conversation, saying: "Hey Grace how are you?? Much planned for the weekend?"

She responded after a couple of minutes: "Hey. I'm good thank and it's actually my birthday tomorrow but I have no plans."

The depraved murderer quickly responds, appearing to show great interest in the then 21-year-old's plans for the evening, saying: "Oh s*** happy birthday for tomorrow…much planned for this evening then?"

Miss Millane writes back: "Haha thank you, I haven't."

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The cold-blooded killer, who searched for "flesh-eating birds" and "vultures", after he murdered Grace, then asked the backpacker if she wanted to have a drink, to which she replied, "yeah maybe".

He then wastes no time in attempting to lure the backpacker into his clutches, quickly replying "maybe yes??".

Grace then responds: "Convince me."

Her killer, who stuffed his victim's body into a suitcase, then said: "hahaha well my shout haha?" But Grace appears not to understand the message. But the seemingly relentless 27-year-old quickly adds "I will buy the drinks my shout."

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Grace then asks her killer where they should go for the drink.

He responds: "Well I know a cool Mexican place up near sky city that does great cocktails."

She responds: "Okay not to Mexican but maybe to the cocktails."

Just a minute later, apparently showing no signs of letting up on his advances, he adds: "Okay there's a few places up there that do great cocktails how about we meet at Skycity."

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Appearing hesitant to her killer's pushiness, Grace replies: "I haven't said yes yet?"

But the murderer, who arranged another Tinder date while Grace's lifeless body lay in his apartment, added: "You haven't said no either, so what's it gonna take to make this happen then?"

Before he quickly adds: "Would be nice."

Grace then tells him she only has casual clothes with her which he says is "fine."

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Grace finally gives in to the relentless pursuit at 3am and asks her killer to add her on Facebook.

The court was also shown CCTV footage of Grace meeting her killer with a hug as they meet in the courtyard of the SkyCity casino.

After drinking in several Auckland bars, the pair returned to the killer's plush £190-a-week third-floor apartment.

Grace was strangled to death during rough sex. Her killer took photos of her naked body and watched hardcore pornography throughout the morning.

He later stuffed Grace's body into a suitcase before burying it in a shallow grave in Waitakere Ranges, a wooded area west of Auckland.

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