Sara Connor may appeal four year sentence

Posted March 14, 2017

The British boyfriend of Australian woman Sara Connor has been sentenced to six years jail over the fatal assault of a Bali police officer on Kuta Beach in August, 2016.

Connor and Taylor had faced three charges each - murder (unpremeditated), carrying a 15-year maximum, group violence causing death carrying 12 years and assault causing death with a seven-year maximum.

In the hours before Connor heard her fate, Taylor was sentenced to six years.

While Taylor's father John Taylor said they were "content" at the sentence and the 34-year-old former DJ said he would not be appealing - what Connor or prosecutors will do next is unclear.

Connor had told police that she saw Taylor beating the officer as she searched for her purse.

During their trials, Taylor and Connor were made to re-enact their version of the events on the beach for investigators.

Taylor admitted to battering the officer with a pair of binoculars and a beer bottle as the men struggled, but argued he was acting in self-defence.

British national David Taylor sits in a court room during his verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017.

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Erwin Siregar, a lawyer for Connor, said an appeal was being considered.

It comes after Mr Taylor was found guilty of fatal group assault in an earlier verdict on Monday.

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.

But Arsini said she "can't forgive them" for their roles in her husband's killing.

They handed themselves into the Australian Consulate in Denpasar on August 19 after Connor received desperate phone calls from friends in Australia, telling her that her face was all over the news and that she was wanted for murder.

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.

Taylor said he got into a fight with Sudarsa, who was on duty, after Connor realized she had lost her handbag and accused Sudarsa of being a fake police officer and stealing it.

By contrast, Connor always denied guilt, saying she had nothing to do with the fight with the officer.