Briton sentenced to six years for killing Bali policeman

Australian woman Sara Connor is set to be sentenced over the death of a Balinese policeman

Taylor, a British man from Halifax, and Connor, an Australian woman from Byron Bay, were arrested following the death of Bali police officer, Wayan Sudarsa, last August.

Mr Taylor admitted to striking Mr Sudarsa with a bottle and binoculars but said he thought he was still breathing when the couple left the beach and did not know the seriousness of the local man's injuries.

DJ Mr Taylor had denied a charge of committing violence leading to death, which carries a maximum 12-year prison term under Indonesia's criminal code.

Her British DJ boyfriend, David James Taylor, was convicted of the same offence and jailed for six years.

Connor has always maintained she was innocent and did nothing but try to separate Taylor and Sudarsa when they became embroiled in a fight in the early hours of 17 August 2016.

They said that her actions in cutting up the officer's ID cards was related to her own guilt and nothing to do with her claims it was to protect the officer's identity or report him to police.

During the trial, his girlfriend, Sara Connor, who faced the same charge, said she wasn't an active participant in the attack.

Taylor's father John gave a statement after his son's verdict was delivered, expressing condolences for the officer's family but insisting his son acted in self-defence.


"But at the end we are content with the sentence".

Taylor insisted he approached Sudarsa believing he'd stolen the bag, and fought with him for this reason.

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

The family of the slain officer, who was found dead with 42 wounds to his body, told the ABC it is now a matter for authorities.

The pair were not convicted of the more serious charge of murder after prosecutors recognised they had not meant to kill the officer. Ms Arsini immediately called her son who told her he was already at Sanglah Hospital morgue, where her husband's body was being held.

Taylor and Connor said they had accused Sudarsa of stealing Connor's handbag, which they said went missing when they were kissing by the water's edge.

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

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