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Bali prosecutors dismiss Connor objections

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Sara Connor listens to an Indonesian persecutor during her murder trial in Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Sara Connor listens to an Indonesian persecutor during her murder trial in Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Prosecutors in Bali have rejected a challenge by lawyers for accused murderer Sara Connor to have charges levelled against her dismissed.

The 46-year-old mother from Byron Bay is being tried in the Denpasar District Court over the alleged murder of Indonesian policeman Wayan Sudarsa, whose bloodied body was discovered on Kuta beach in the early hours of August 17.

Ms Connor and her British boyfriend David Taylor are facing charges of murder, fatal assault in company and assault causing death.

Connor’s legal team – made up of Erwin Siregar, Robert Khuana and Ketut Ngastawa – submitted that the prosecution should have charged Connor with eliminating evidence or released her.

But prosecutor Kadek Wahyudi said on Monday that he considered the three charges sufficient.

‘We ask the judges who examine and decide this case to state … the indictment from the prosecutor is legitimate and has been formulated clearly, accurately and completely and to proceed with the defendant Sara Connor’s examination.’

The trial resumes on Thursday when the judges will hand down their decision.


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