Murdered woman was fined for wasting officers' time
Disturbing new details about a brutal murder that happened in the UK last summer have emerged.
Shana Grice, who was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, had reportedly warned police months earlier that he attacked her. They fined her for wasting their time, according to The Sun.
The 19 year old's body was found last August in her bedroom in Portslade. Investigators said the killer slit her throat and set her on fire.
Grice's ex-boyfriend, 27-year-old Michael Lane, faces murder charges but denies he killed her.
The teenager told police last March that Lane pulled her hair and grabbed at her phone, which he denied, according to The Sun.
Police said Grice never reported that she was in a relationship with Lane -- and they fined her an undisclosed amount for "having caused wasteful employment of police by making a false report," prosecutors said.
Investigators learned months after the initial report in July that Lane stole a key to Grice's home and let himself in. They ordered him to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, the BBC reports.
The next month, Grice was murdered.
Lane told authorities that he found her body slumped against the bed when she died, but he was too shocked to call an ambulance.
"She wasn't moving. I saw blood on the bed and blood on the floor," he told officials, The Sun reports.
When asked about a recent purchase of gasoline, Lane said he bought it to kill himself because he was extremely upset about his grandfather's death, the BBC reports.
Though he admits to lying over the course of a few police interviews, Lane maintains his innocence, and swears he did not kill Grice.