Briton jailed in Bali for murder of policeman

Australian Sara Connor arrives at court for the expected verdict in her trial over the death of a police officer at the Denpasar District Court in Bali

The Australian and her British boyfriend, David Taylor, were found guilty of group assault causing death in the Denpasar District Court.

Chief Judge Made Pasek rejected Ms Connor's claim that all she did was separate her British boyfriend David Taylor and Wayan Sudarsa on the night of the deadly fight in August previous year.

The court heard the victim lived for two hours after Connor and Taylor left him on the beach to die and that if he had been taken to hospital he may have survived the attack.

On August 19, after turning on her phone and hearing the news of the search, Ms Connor and Mr Taylor burnt the clothes they were wearing on the night of the fight with Mr Sudarsa before going to the Australian consulate in Bali.

David Taylor, 34, originally from Halifax, was found guilty of beating Wayan Sudarsa with a bottle, phone and pair of binoculars while on Kuta beach on 16 August 2016. But the prosecution wants her jailed for eight years.

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Connor said she would consult with her lawyers as to whether she will appeal the sentence.

During the trial, Connor offered Sudarsa's wife Ketut Arsini $2,500 in compensation, despite pleading not-guilty, but the widow rejected the offer and called for her to be sentenced "for what she did".

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Prosecutors sought eight-year prison terms for Connor and Taylor, who were arrested last August in the death of Sudarsa, whose bloodied body was found on the beach outside the Pullman Hotel in the popular tourist area of Kuta.

"However, we do believe that our son David feared for his own life that night and his actions reflect that. we are content with the sentence", Taylor said.

Taylor's parents, John and Janet Taylor, were present at the trial.

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The pair were not convicted of the more serious charge of murder after prosecutors recognised they had not meant to kill the officer.

"It seems she doesn't accept the sentence, but has not yet decided whether to appeal", Siregar said.

Ms Connor admitted to being in possession of Mr Sudarsa's identity cards and cutting them up after the incident.

Her two sons have been cared for by their father and Connor's ex-husband in Australia during the trial.

By contrast, Connor always denied guilt, saying she had nothing to do with the fight with the officer.

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