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Police officer sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Sarah Everard

Verdict: Wayne Cousins ​​was on the police force when Sarah Everard was murdered.

Police officer Wayne Cousins ​​made a false arrest for violating Corona rules before he kidnapped, raped, and murdered Sarah Everard (33).


And on Thursday, he was sentenced to life in prison, reports say Sky News.

The court believes that he abused his position as a police officer to mislead Everard and asserts that he spent a significant amount of time preparing for the atrocities.

According to the judge, he must have traveled to London for at least a month to investigate how to proceed. When he came out on the evening of March 3, it was of the opinion of the court to “search for a single woman to kidnap and kill”.

The court describes Sarah Everard as a “intelligent, resourceful, talented and deeply lovable young woman” who became “a completely innocent victim of a horrific series of circumstances that culminated in her death”.

Killed: Sarah Everard, 33.

He was 33 years old On the way home from a friend In south London around 9pm when Cousins ​​kidnapped her.

1.5 kilometers from the house, she met the policeman in a rental car that he had acquired three days earlier.

Couzens at the time was an employee of the Metropolitan Police Service and worked primarily with security around members of the government and embassies, but also conducted checks in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.

When he met Everard, he claimed that she violated Corona’s rules and used handcuffs to arrest her and trick her into the car.

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A witness to the incident explained in court that she believed she was witnessing an undercover police operation.

On March 10, Cousins ​​was arrested and charged with the kidnapping and murder of Everard Found dead The next day, 30 miles from his home northwest of Dover. In the policeman’s car, several forensic findings were made that linked him to the case.

Dozens confessed to murder, rape and kidnapping.