Byron Bay mum to learn her fate over Bali police officer death

Byron Bay mum to learn her fate over Bali police officer death

Australian woman Sara Connor and Bali prosecutors are set to weigh up whether to appeal her four-year sentence over the fatal assault of a local police officer.

David Taylor, 34, the son of a vicar from Yorkshire, had admitted killing Wayan Sudarsa, 53, who was found with 42 wounds on the popular Kuta beach at about 3.30am local time on August 17 past 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.

Taylor, who has always maintained he was acting in self-defence, said he had approached the police officer believing he had stolen it and a fight broke out.

Sudarsa was later found dead on the beach, with the cause of the death being the beating he sustained from the bottle and his own binoculars. Her British partner, David Taylor, was also found guilty of the same charge and given a six-year sentence.

Taylor, the prosecutor said, was having problems renewing a visa to Australia and was feeling the pressure of a broken marriage and his relationship with Connor when the pair met up on 16 August.

Taylor, known as DJ Nutzo, was supported in court by his parents John and Janet Taylor from the UK.

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After the verdict his father, a vicar, tearfully addressed the media and said: "We are immensely saddened and our hearts go out to to the widow of police officer Wayan Sudarsa and his family to whom we extend our deepest condolences".

But prosecutors said they should not be convicted of murder, recognising that the pair did not intend to kill the officer.

The pair had originally gone to trial facing charges of murder, fatal assault in company and assault causing death.

Australian national Sara Connor, right, reacts during her verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017. "F*** police." Taylor continued bashing the officer, Mr Purnomo claimed.

Prosecutors were scathing of Connor's failure to admit any role in the incident, particularly as Connor admitted cutting up the officer's ID cards and tossing them in the garbage in the aftermath.

Connor pulled the officer's hair and he pulled her hair during the beach tussle.

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