- Title: Indonesian court rejects Australian's bid to be exempt from police killing trial
- Date: 24th November 2016
- Summary: BALI, INDONESIA (NOVEMBER 24, 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF COURT ROOM OFFICIAL UNLOCKING SUSPECT SARA CONNOR'S HANDCUFFS CONNOR SITING DOWN CONNOR'S HAND CONNOR TALKING TO HER INTERPRETER JUDGES ENTERING COURT ROOM JUDGES SITTING DOWN CONNOR'S BROTHER DAVID (WEARING WHITE SHIRT) ATTENDING THE COURT SESSION COURT SESSION IN PROGRESS CONNOR WITH HER INTERPRETER (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PRESIDING JUDGE, I MADE PASEK SAYING: "I declare that the objection from Sara Connor's lawyer is not acceptable and to order the prosecutor to continue the trial of the case." PROSECUTORS TALKING TO PRESIDING JUDGE CONNOR HUGGING HER LAWYER ERWIN SIREGAR (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) SARA CONNOR'S LAWYER, ERWIN SIREGAR SAYING: "I will file an appeal against the decision on Sara, the appeal will be submitted after the verdict." COURT OFFICIAL ESCORTING CONNOR TO TEMPORARY CELL CONNOR CLOSING CELL'S DOOR
- Embargoed: 9th December 2016 09:25
- Keywords: Indonesia Australia Crime Murder court Bali
- Location: BALI, INDONESIA
- City: BALI, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Sea Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA00159SZQDH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: An Indonesian court rejected Australian Sara Connor's bid on Thursday (November 24) after she requested to be exempted from a trial involving the killing of a policeman in Bali in August.
Briton David Taylor, 33 and his girlfriend Connor, 45, could be jailed for up to 15 years if found guilty.
Taylor, who is a musician with the stage name DJ Nutzo, admitted he was involved in a "confrontation" with the officer over his girlfriend's missing purse, but denies killing him.
Connor's defence lawyers said the charges were "made up" and that she was not involved in the killing.
Connor also said previously to police that she saw Taylor beating the officer as she searched for her purse, according to her lawyer Erwin Siregar.
"I will file an appeal against the decision on Sara, the appeal will be submitted after the verdict," Siregar said.
The body of traffic police officer Wayan Sudarsa was found in the early hours of August 17, face down in the sand on the popular Kuta beach, with wounds to his head and neck.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2016. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None