UK. Sarah Everard’s killer appeals his life sentence


The murder of Londoner Sarah Everard had traumatized the UK. The British policeman sentenced to life in prison for killing the young woman appealed her conviction on Wednesday. “An application” to appeal the sentence has been filed, said a spokesperson for the Court of Appeal.

Wayne Couzens, 48, had used his police card to arrest the 33-year-old who was walking home on the evening of March 3 in South London. He had accused her of breaking the rules on confinement, handcuffed her, got into her car, before raping her, strangling her and then setting her body on fire in a wood an hour and a half to the south. -est of London.

Sentenced to life imprisonment

The policeman was sentenced on September 30 to life imprisonment, without the possibility of release, an exceptional decision in the United Kingdom apart from terrorism cases. In rendering his verdict, Judge Adrian Fulford had underlined “the abuse of the role of police officer” in this murder “in the particularly brutal circumstances”.

The case had caused considerable stir in the UK and prompted many women to speak out about their feeling of insecurity.


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