David Taylor jailed for murdering Bali policeman

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A British man has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of killing a police officer with a bottle in Bali.

Indonesian judges sentenced Taylor for six years and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor for four years in prison for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August, 2016.

Taylor then became involved in a confrontation with on-duty Sudarsa when he accused him of stealing Connor's handbag and of being a fake policeman.

Connor, 46, who was jailed for four years, had denied playing any role in the death, claiming she was there to separate the men when they fought.

David Taylor was found guilty of the death of Wayan Sudarsa by three judges in Denpasar on Monday and was taken to a holding cell.

The pair have always insisted that they were acting in self defence.

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

It's been nearly seven months since Mr Sudarsa's bloodied body was found covered in sand on Kuta Beach in the early hours of August 17.




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".

Following the request, Connor was despondent, saying she had lost "all hope" of seeing her two young boys grow up.

Ms Arsini said she wanted the highest sentence and not a dime from them.

Connor, he found, had jumped on Mr Sudarsa's shoulders, effectively pinning him down.

Connor appeared in court immediately after Taylor's sentencing.

The judge told the court Taylor had been "legitimately and convincingly proven guilty" of group assault causing death.

Prosecutors do not want the court to press ahead with the murder charge, conceding that the attack on Mr Sudarsa lacked an intent to kill.

Australian national Sara Connor, right, reacts during her verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017.

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