Clayton Weatherston has been named as the person charged with murdering Sophie Elliott.
Weatherston is an economics lecturer at Otago University, and was the former boyfriend of Elliott. The university has removed references to Weatherston from their website but Google has the cache.
Also Liz Shaw has an interesting (and sad) post on what allegedly happened.
All murders are tragic and sad, but this one seems especially so as Elliott was so full of promise. And I know there is no safety in stereotypes, but dating an economics lecturer you would have thought is as safe as it gets. But madness or badness doesn’t discriminate it seems.