Jesse Kempson full name Jesse Shane Kempson, was born 1992 in New Zealand. Jesse Kempson is the man charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane.
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He appeared in on 10 December 2018 Auckland District Court in New Zealand. In Jesse Shane Kempson opening remarks Judge Evangelos Thomas addressed members of Millane’s family, some of whom were in attendance from their home in Essex. Judge told the family in court, “Your grief must be desperate. All of us hope that justice for Grace is fair and swift and ultimately brings you some peace.”
Jesse Shane Kempson had been living at the Citylife Hotel on Queen Street in central Auckland, which is where Miss Millane was last seen, According to Court documents.
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Kempson was reportedly estranged from his family after Kempson parents separated. After the separation of Kempson parents, his grandfather helped raise him for a period. He had spent time living in Australia, where His mother lived.
Police in New Zealand is looking for a shovel they believe was involved with the murder of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane.
Grace Millane, from the town of Wickford in southeastern England, was last seen in a hotel in Auckland on December 1. Police found a body that they believe is Grace Millane‘s on Sunday.
A 26-year-old man Jesse Shane Kempson charged with Grace Millane murder appeared in court on Monday.
Detective Inspector Scott Beard said on Tuesday that detectives were looking for a shovel. He said they were searching an Atlas Trade “hardwood long handle, round mouth shovel,” and released a picture of a similar shovel.
Beard said: “Police would like to hear from anyone who may have found this item anytime after Monday 3 December.”
“At this point, we don’t know where this item is. It could be anywhere between the Scenic Drive and central Auckland areas,” he added. “Someone may have come across it, picked it up and taken it home. We need to speak to that person or anyone who has seen it.”
He did not say how the police believe Jesse Shane Kempson was involved in the killing.
Beard added that there has been “a great deal of public speculation about what happened to Grace.”
“It is with great reluctance that I will only confirm the following, and say that Grace’s body was intact when it was recovered,” he said.
According to the BBC, Grace Millane had been in New Zealand for around two weeks after finishing up a six-week group trip to South America. Grace Millane had been traveling around the world after finishing her studies at the University of Lincoln.
The judge in the case, Evangelos Thomas, said in court on Monday that there would be no judgment that day, though he said he hoped that “justice for Grace is fair, swift and ultimately brings you some peace,” Radio NZ reported.
“There will be in all likelihood a number of procedural issues we need to deal with today. Those are all part and parcel of a process that has judgment as its end goal, not its starting point,” he said.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also apologized to Grace Millane‘s family on Monday.
“On behalf of New Zealand, I would like to apologize to Grace’s family, your daughter should have been safe here and she wasn’t and I’m sorry for that,” she said.
“From the Kiwis, I have spoken to there is this overwhelming sense of hurt and shame that this has happened in our country, a place that prides itself on our hospitality … especially to those who are visiting our shores.”