Man accused of killing British backpacker made apology months before her death

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Man accused of killing British backpacker made apology months before her death

The New Zealander charged with the murder of Grace Millane made a grovelling apology for the ‘mistakes’ he made in life.

Jesse Kempson, 26, who is currently in police custody, said in letter posted in October that he had made a lot of ‘bad decisions’.

The post said: ‘My clear arrogance and selfishness have truly affected the relationship I have had with people in my personal life.

Jesse Kempson - The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane made a grovelling apology for the hurt he has caused to those he became close to. Jesse Kempson, 26, who is in police custody in New Zealand over the alleged killing of 22-year-old Grace, from Essex, said he had made a lot of ?bad decisions?. In a social media post in October, he added: ?My clear arrogance and selfishness have truly affected the relationship I have had with people in my personal life.

Jesse Kempson, 26, has been charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane (Picture: Facebook)

Man accused of killing Grace Millane wrote a grovelling apology for his ?arrogance and selfishness? before the British backpacker was murdered METRO GRAB taken from: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6483695/Man-accused-killing-Grace-Millane-wrote-apology-selfishness-murder.html Credit: Facebook

Months before her killing he posted a grovelling apology on Facebook (Picture: Facebook)

Missing British backpacker METRO GRAB taken from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2151472394874364&set=a.149211821767108&type=3&theater Credit: Facebook

Grace was currently on a year-long trip around the world after graduating from university (Picture: Facebook)

‘I am not proud of some (decisions)…I know that I was growing up, emotionally, mentally. When we grow up, we make mistakes. That’s how we improve. In the exam of life, you can’t retest yourself with the same question paper!

‘But with that being said, we can change how we treat each other and over time I’ve learnt how much compassion we all have as people.’

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According to MailOnline ,he also blamed his failures for the stress in his life, and posted on Facebook: ‘I’ve recently been diagnosed with severe anxiety and currently take medications to keep this under control.

‘Putting all that aside, I just want anyone who I’ve hurt, let down to know I’m truly sorry from my heart.’

It is understood his grandparents gave him money to live in the CityLife Hotel, where Grace was last seen on CCTV alive, but he blew his money on expensive watches and suits.

Man accused of killing Grace Millane wrote a grovelling apology for his ???arrogance and selfishness??? before the British backpacker was murdered METRO GRAB taken from: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006943333204&lst=100008915408928%3A100006943333204%3A1544562165&sk=photos Credit: Facebook

He also blamed the failures on the stress of his life (Picture: Facebook)

Man accused of killing Grace Millane wrote a grovelling apology for his ???arrogance and selfishness??? before the British backpacker was murdered Credit: BBC

Earlier today, Grace’s father David Millane took part in a traditional Maori blessing where her body was found (Picture: BBC)

Earlier today, Grace’s father David Millane took part in a traditional Maori blessing where her body was found.

He flew to the country after her disappearance on December 1 and issued a desperate plea for his daughter, calling her a ‘lovely, outgoing, fun-loving, family-orientated daughter

Grace was discovered 12 miles outside of Auckland on Sunday, more than a week after she was last seen.

She was on a year-long worldwide trip after graduating from the University of Lincoln with a degree in advertising and marketing in September.

Missing British backpacker METRO GRAB taken from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1313507355337543&set=ecnf.100000348729281&type=3&theater Credit: Facebook

Grace is thought to have died on either December 1 or 2 (Picture: Facebook)

Detective Inspector Scott Beard addressed speculation about the case and said Grace’s body was found ‘intact’ and said officers were looking for a long-handle shovel.

He said: ‘At this point we don’t know where this item is. ‘It could be anywhere between the Scenic Drive and central Auckland areas.

‘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.

Officers said they have received ‘hundreds’ of calls about the case and investigators are trying to establish a timeline of events.

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